Long Time to Open Anything

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Gaijin de Moscu, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Gaijin de Moscu macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi, does anyone else experience painfully long times "opening files" on your 27" i7?

    While my programs launch OK, when I click on "file - open" it takes 1 - 2 minutes of beachballing before the file opening dialogue comes up. This issue is in any program, but Handbreak 64 has the most pronounced problem, it seems.

    I have 12 GIG RAM, so the memory isn't an issue.
     
  2. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    #2
    there is a serious problem as even my iMac g3 opens files nearly instantly , and i have handbreak too and i only have a 4x dvd drive in the iMac
    have you done all the updates and if you have upgraded the ram did you reset pram ?repaired permissions ?
     
  3. Gaijin de Moscu thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    Yep - my Macbook Air is instant; however this 27" giant monster behaves strangely. I've updated everything, reset the PRAM, did all the other shamanic dances I could think of. I even reinstalled the OS (albeit from the Time Machine clone).

    Not quite sure what to do next.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    #4
    Repair your permissions with Disk Utility. You might want to give OnyX a try as well
     

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