Memory use keeps spiking for no reason. Wont let me backup either!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lexusracin, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. lexusracin macrumors newbie

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    I have an 08 mbp. Was awesome for about the first yr. Slowly it kept slowing down to the pt where I just open up a browser like chrome and the memory fills up suddenly. I try backing up my very important files so I can reformat it but as soon as I try pasting even a 1 gb file it says memory full. I have 2 gigs and that was more than enough for my use. Please give me some advice on what to do. I want to ATLEAST be able to back up my files.
     
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

    AlphaDogg

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    I can only answer for myself... The answer is a no. It seems to me like you need to reinstall OS X or that your drive may be failing....
     
  3. Tyler76 macrumors member

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  4. daneoni macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    Your HDD is either full or failing. Your files system might also be corrupt. Have you ran verify disk in disk utility or fsck from safe mode?

    Its a mac computer?
     

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