Machine suddenly unstable

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Massnegro, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Massnegro macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2009
    Hi there all, any ideas on this one…

    My G4 MDD Dual 1.25 has become a little unstable in the last few days, applications keep hanging, or just refuse to start (not responding message seen if I force quit) and it’s now a bit temperamental about shutting down or seeing flashcards

    Now the only thing I done in recent days is install a Firmtek SeriTek/1S2 SATA controller, could this be the cause of this?
    And might a wipe and rebuild solve this?
  2. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    Take out the controller for a couple of days and see if that helps. If there's no change in behaviour back up your stuff quickly. Your hard disk is most likely beginning to go.
  3. Massnegro thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2009

    Thankfully I've just done a backup, so you think it might be the hard drive, anyway, I must be lucky, as to date I've never had a drive fail on me, so I'm not too sure of spotting the symptoms...

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