MacBook Running Slow and Freezing.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by krewelement394, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. krewelement394 macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2008
    hi, i posted a while back that my macbook's HDD is failing. i have not yet replaced it but i will by next week. my question is, since my macbook's HDD is failing does this cause my macbook to run slow VERY slow? it has been running slow for the past few weeks. the internet, Pages, Microsoft Word, iPhoto. etc. i have to close every program and just have 1 running. i have 3GB of Ram and it was fast before. when i am typing it tends to freeze for about 2 seconds and then when it unfreezes what ever i typed shows up. is this because of the HDD failure? please let me know because it is driving me insane! i feel like i am using my old windows computer all over again!

  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    It will run slow if what you're doing needs to access information on the hard drive.
  3. krewelement394 thread starter macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2008
    the whole thing is acting slow. it freezes every minute and it unfreezes but then it re-freezes. i had to switch to my windows computer because of it.... this is very annoying. i ordered the drive just this afternoon but i will not get it until monday. i hope that fixes my problem. what do you guys tihnk? i need more information please! :)
  4. deenut247 macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2007
    I'm having the same issues. I've deleted everything I didn't need and purchased a external WD 250.
  5. ARF900 macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2009
    Is it still under warranty? Are you planning on buying a new MBP after refresh?
  6. kernkraft macrumors 68020


    Jun 25, 2009
    I've had beachballs even with a clean install of Snow Leopard and 4 GB of RAM. These mid-2009 13" MacBook Pros are not very good. To me, a 7200 Seagate HDD solved the problem. So I just have constant fan that I always had and overheating... It's better than freezing, anyway!

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