iMac Mid 2007 Very Slow

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Oliver G, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Oliver G macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    I own a iMac Mid 2007 (2.4Ghz, 320GB, 2GB) and in the last few weeks it has been running very slowly. It takes about 3 to 4 mins to boot and only lasts about an 1 hour before Finder freezes and requires a reboot.
    When I try and reboot it gets stuck on the grey apple screen and never loads. But when I try about an hour later it boots up in 3 to 4 mins.
    I have Repaired the Hard Drive and Permissions but this does nothing. I have only used about 45% of the Hard Drive. Is there anything I can do to get it back as a normal working Desktop Mac?
  2. wessew macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2010
    In situations like this I recommend that you try Diskwarrior. It is a directory optimization utility which analyzes and repairs the directory structure. I have found it to be safe and reliable. You will need to restart using the disk or a bootable backup with Diskwarrior installed. In over ten years of use it has returned my Mac to like new performance a number of times without a single issue. Highly recommended.

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