iMac acting up in a variety of ways

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jordancslee, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. jordancslee macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    my iMac at work (I work in the post production department of a video production company) has started acting up in a variety ways lately for no apparent reason. I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do, but here are some of the symptoms the computer is going through:

    - Video uploads to Vimeo and YouTube fail on multiple browsers (normally I wouldn't attribute this problem to my iMac, but other computers in our office on the same network don't have this problem, so it's not our network or the video sites' fault)

    - When trying to back to an external hard drive, I get this error on random files:

    http://www.macyourself.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/010710-findererrorcode36.jpg

    - I get a similar error when trying to burn data DVDs where a seemingly random file will cause the burn to fail

    - When compressing video files through compressor, random files fail

    - Again, random files will fail when transferring to our server

    - I moved a video project (source video files, FCP project files, etc) onto my iMac to work on it - Working on the project in FCP was extremely slow with random crashing. Exports failed each time. When I tried working on the project directly from the original hard drive however, everything worked smoothly

    - Video encodes from Compressor seem to become randomly corrupt, and result in some of the above behaviour with said files

    - The computer is slower in general (Finder, Safari, etc) and tends to hang more

    I hooked up my iMac to another Mac in the office and verified (there were a few errors found) and repaired the disk through Disk Utility. After that I verified it again and no errors were found; it said the disk was healthy.

    I've been a Mac user for a number of years and have never come across these kinds of problems before. I treat my computers very well and while I run them hard (a lot of video encoding), I keep them healthy and organized.

    I realize this is a lot of vague info (please let me know if I can provide any clarification), but I would greatly appreciate any insight anyone would have on this issue.

    Thanks!
    Jordan
     
  2. jordancslee thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. bigus7674 macrumors member

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    do you use any diagnostic / maintenance tools such as DiskWarrior and/or Drive Genius?

    Sometimes just a simple directory rebuild with DiskWarrior or defrag with Drive Genius (or any other software of your choice) will speed up a Mac quickly.

    Especially if you're dealing with video...file fragmentation can build up awful quickly....
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Could be a networking issue with your server which could be on either end. The fact that others aren't having the issues would point to your end.

    I would review how the computer is networked, and to what, and perhaps start from scratch including deleting all related keychain items.
     

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