macbook pro slow ( wheel of death)

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  1. Dawee675, May 20, 2015
    Last edited: May 20, 2015

    Dawee675 macrumors newbie

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    Hi Big problem
    Macbook pro late 2011
    8gb ram
    750gb Drive (not even near full)
    I keep getting the colour wheel every time i click on anything that from opening safari to even playing a song on itunes and the delay of anything happening can be from 10-60 seconds its incredibly annoying, this happened over night my mac ran like a galloping horse then the next day it was slower than a turtle can anyone help ? even on booting up the laptop i get a long gret bar and it can take from 2-50 minutes to get the laptop turned and logged on sometimes its freezes and has to be done numerous times
    thanks daryll
     
  2. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    My bet is that spinning hard drive you've got... Put an SSD in there and be free!
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    What size MBP is it?

    Anyway, sounds like a dying hard drive to me. Hope you have a recent backup.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    As Snaky69 says, it sounds like a dying hard drive take a complete back up while you still can and replace it.
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Get an SSD. Problem solved.
     

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