iMac not working properly.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kwilkes2009, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. kwilkes2009 macrumors newbie

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    My iMac has started running extremely slow, and not opening any of my programs. I don't know what it is or what it could be. Anyone have an idea?
     
  2. BeeJee macrumors 6502

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    HDD may be about to fail
     
  3. kwilkes2009 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    That doesn't mean the HDD isn't about to fail.
     
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  6. macthefork macrumors 6502

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    There can be many causes of a slow running mac. Not enough information, though. Is it spinning beachball? What does the Activity Monitor (found in Application > Utilities) say when the CPU tab at top is selected. What's the top process, and what percentage of CPU is it using...
     
  7. BeeJee macrumors 6502

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    Huh, I'd still say the same thing I said before about it being a failing drive. Really need more details like poster above me stated. But not opening apps is definitely not a good sign
     
  8. kwilkes2009 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sometimes the "lollipop" as my mom calls it, comes up. But, we're reinstalling the OS and maybe that will do something? If not, were taking it to our local authorized Mac dealer folks who said the have tech people there who might can help. I'm a graphic design major, so not having my Mac completely sucks right now.
     
  9. BeeJee macrumors 6502

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    System specs? If you're using design software that is using up a lot of your RAM, you may need more as that would slow the system down considerably.
     

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