MBP C2D painfully slow

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DA-Steve, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. DA-Steve macrumors regular

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    For the last few weeks my MBP has been awefully slow.. takes ages to start up, if i leave it running for more than a day it becomes absolutely useless until its restated.. every app takes a few minutes to load...

    i repaired all disk permissions.. i just ran "verify disk" and go tthe following:

    Volute Header needs minor repair
    The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit.

    0_0.. the "repair disk" button is greyed out though.. :(
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    it's greyed out because it can't modify that while you're booted from it. If you reboot selecting your Mac OS X install disk as the startup disk, you should be able to use the Disk Utility on the install disk to repair the disk.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If you don't have the discs then run fsck from Single User Mode.
     
  4. DA-Steve thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks im out of town so i dont have the disks, that was going to be my next question haha

    do youthink this could be the reason that my computer is running so slow?
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Almost definitely, mate, but we won't know 'til you've fixed it. Keep running fsck until it makes no changes, too. Oh, and you're not missing much here. It's bloody freezing!
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hahah where i am aswell!!!! stupid weather!
     
  7. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Wait till you feel it in Tasmania :rolleyes:
     
  8. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    I'd also make sure you've got backups of everything that's important to you. The error sounds minor and, hopefully, once it's fixed everything will be back to normal - but these things can often be indicators of the health of the drive and could be your first warning of a complete failure.
     

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