Mac going slow

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pauloribeiro13@, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. pauloribeiro13@ macrumors newbie


    Jan 23, 2006
    Hi i got a iBook G4 but starts going really slow.
    i try to do a Disk Utility but doesnt let me clean and give me an error.
    what can i do?:confused:

  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Which error? And when do you get it?

    How much RAM have you got?

    How much free HD space have you got?
  3. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
  4. pauloribeiro13@ thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jan 23, 2006
    Thas the Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit, HD id 18.9 GB,
    Hardware Overview:

    Machine Name: iBook G4
    Machine Model: PowerBook6,7
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.5)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1.42 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 512 MB
    Bus Speed: 142 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.9.3f0

    and i got in feb this yr
  5. #6
    some errors you need to click repair disk to fix. The only way you can do that is to insert your OS X cd that came with your ibook (cd.1) and hold down option when you restart your ibook. Boot from the CD (this way it isn't booting off your main and only hdd therefore it can repair any errors on the drive head) I had to do this with my ibook once and basically: when you boot off the cd, it opens the installer. you choose teh language and then it will have your apple finder bar on the top. And i think it is something called utilities or advanced or somethign on the taskbar on the top and you click on it and it will show the application disk utility and you run disk utility off teh CD and you select your ibook's hdd and then click repair disk.

    Hope this helps....
  6. pauloribeiro13@ thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jan 23, 2006
    thank you guys, goes alot faster now.
    thanx for everything :D

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