MacBook Going Really Slow

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MatthewConnelly, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. MatthewConnelly macrumors regular

    MatthewConnelly

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    Hey everyone,

    I've got a black MacBook. Had a few problems the other night and upon turning the system on I was greeted with a no entry sign. I had a look on Apple's website, tried a PRAM reset but didn't help. In the end I re-installed OSX to see if that cured the problem.

    I can now use my MacBook but it is seriously slow. Spotlight says it will take over 100, 000 hours to index the system on a fresh install so I have a feeling something may be wrong with the hard drive.

    Is there anything else I can try or shall I just install a new hard drive and do a fresh install?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    Do you have access to another 2.5" hard drive. It sounds like it might be on its last legs.
     
  3. MatthewConnelly thread starter macrumors regular

    MatthewConnelly

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    I don't but I can get one in the next couple of days. I take it I would just need a 2.5" SATA hard drive, may as well increase size whilst I'm at it.

    Any recommendations?
     

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