Macbook Pro EXTREMELY LAGGY/UNRESPONSIVE/BEACHBALL HELP!

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I don't know what the hell is going on. My MBP is freaking out. Beachballs everywhere, random freezing, apps taking forever to start.

I already repaired permissions and reset pram.

SOMEONE HELP!
 

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Sounds like your hard drive is dying. I hope you have backup. :)
 
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That's funny cause I just bought this piece of ****. I think you are right though, I ran hd tune and seatools and both are showing problems. Can't believe I bought a seagate to be honest...
 
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Drives fail, it happens. They are the most fragile component in any computer, especially portables. Hence the importance of backups. :)
 
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Disk repair suggested backup and reformat so that's what I'm doing right now. Going to run it again after reformat to see if it fixed the drive
 
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Ok so I used Time Machine to back up my partition, erased it using Disk Utility WITH Zero Out security option and reinstalled OSX then restored the Time Machine image.

I ran Disk Verify again and it says it's ok now. Computer seems to be working fine without any hickups so far.
 
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Good, seems there wasn't a hardware issue. I would still recommend you to buy an external drive/Time Capsule to configure with Time Machine if you don't have it.

Also, invest in an app called TechTool, it will run thorough surface scans on your hard drive to look for bad sectors and stuff. My favorite disk diagnosing tool. :)
 
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Good, seems there wasn't a hardware issue. I would still recommend you to buy an external drive/Time Capsule to configure with Time Machine if you don't have it.

Also, invest in an app called TechTool, it will run thorough surface scans on your hard drive to look for bad sectors and stuff. My favorite disk diagnosing tool. :)
Well ya I have an external thats how I made the backup. I'll look into the TechTool thanks for the tip.
 
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