Macbook Pro Freak out!

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  1. jonnytruant macrumors member

    jonnytruant

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    So lately my Macbook Pro has been freaking out on me and I figured someone with more knowledge then me could help out. First things first the issues:
    -MBP has trouble reading external HD with no previous problems and works fine on other comps.
    -MBP is very slow to copy items to flash drives, with no programs running.
    -itunes decided it wanted to upgrade the software on my ipod video back to the software from the first ever ipod..? then i needed to do a restore.
    -finder taskbar has been freezing after waking up from sleep.
    -Candybar won't change any icons anymore!
    -slower than normal boot.
    -One day last week finder changed the arrangement and location of all my icons and finder backgrounds on my HD screen, apps screen, and other various backgrounds in finder.

    Here is my configuration:
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    Here is my setup:G4 cube runs on the halo3 screen
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    Changes recently:

    - Just started using teleport with my g4 cube to share the same keyboard and mouse with my MBP
    -installed and am using geektool
    -started using time machine with an additional external HD


    Any help would be greatly appreciated!! I have never had any problems with this computer it has served me well with all my endeavors and it makes no sense why all of the sudden it would freak out.

    note: I did not pirate iwork 09' and I do not have the trojan virus as a result of that download. Also iAntivirus is running and it has not detected any anomalies.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Uninstall recent changes.
    - Teleport
    - Geektool

    Anti virus apps are useless on OSX at this time if you did not pirate software.

    The usual hardware things: repair disk, repair disk permissions.
     
  3. jonnytruant thread starter macrumors member

    jonnytruant

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    some more issues that just occurred, I have screen shots!

    this first one finder froze trying to put an item in the trash!

    and the second trying to copy a .dmg
     

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  4. pyrodex macrumors 6502

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    Could be a dying hard drive, did you try running diskutil against it?
     
  5. jonnytruant thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the suggestions I ran both a few days ago and everything was ok I am doing another run just to verify.
     
  6. cherry su macrumors 65816

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  7. jonnytruant thread starter macrumors member

    jonnytruant

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    coming to you live now via my g4 cube the MBP is totally incapacitated..:(

    Think I might have to because every time I try and run a disk verify disk utility doesn't respond!
     
  8. pyrodex macrumors 6502

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    Boot from a rescue CD or leopard install and run it then.
     
  9. jonnytruant thread starter macrumors member

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    Doing an archive and install now as we speak so hopefully all will turn out well. The turnover time is a little slow but is should be done soon.

    Thanks for all the help everyone.
     
  10. jonnytruant thread starter macrumors member

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    Back on my MBP archive and install seems to have solved the issues for now.

    Thanks again
     
  11. jonnytruant thread starter macrumors member

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    well I thought all my issues were solved until earlier today. Twice in a row my MBP changed file positions and finder backgrounds on its own. not good. and again more frequent applications not responding. I think I may have to pay a visit to the local apple store this weekend.
     
  12. alchemistmuffin macrumors 6502

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    Looks like something's wrong with the hardware portion, not the hardware.

    definitely recommend going to the Apple Store and pay a visit to Genius.

    But from the sound of it, you might need to get the MacBook Pro replaced.
     
  13. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Can you boot of the cd and do a verify on the HDD? What about the permissions?

    Have you considered doing a backup and a full nuke and reinstall?
     
  14. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Run the hardware test (on the DVD that came with your MBP.)
     
  15. jonnytruant thread starter macrumors member

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    Did that guy and it passed Im still having issues so Im going to do a complete erase and install thanks everyone for your help!
     

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