help whats happening to my mac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jcnoob, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. jcnoob macrumors newbie

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    Sep 15, 2008
    #1
    help. im typing this from my iphone because somethings wrong with my macbookso forgive the poor spelling. my mac slows down to a crawl when i use the chinese pinyin and/or when using firefox. everything slows down to a crawl. the drop down menus, the finder, even the force quit window. i think the problem accures when i open firefox with chinese typing language on. ive had to force shutdown my 3 yr old white macbook and just after a restart my mac turned on with a loading bar (not hibernation) and now after a speedy login my finder and desktop is lagging. no icons on the desktp yet but the menu bar icons are up
    can anyonehelp me?

    edit:
    i tried relaunching finder from doCk but nothings happening. dock froze. first time ive seen this.
    im scared of messing with it again because i have a important script and a chinese work on the comp that i nees tmr and i dont want to aggravate the situation.

    i restartes again and after the 5 min wait with the loading bar i was able to see my desktop they were reset to default but im relieved for now because i was able to backup my documents into a usb but im stlll worried

    white macbook 13'
    4gb ram
    2.1 ghz

    should i repair my mac via diskutillity?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    Sep 7, 2008
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    forlod bygningen
    #2
    Did you try to repair permissions via Disk Utility yet, you can do that via the installation DVD 1 if you want?

    Have you taken a look at Activity Monitor (SHOW ALL PROCESSES should be selected)?
     

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