PB slows down and stops

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CTYankee, May 28, 2008.

  1. CTYankee macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2002
    It was working fine earlier today. Then it got a little slow. So I rebooted. It took longer than normal. A few apps open, then it got very slow and lots of beachballs. Now it won't even fully boot up. If I connect it to my other mac via Target mode it can tranfer files ok for a few minutes, then the firewire logo stops moving around and transfer stops. Even when it does work it transfers slowly.

    I just did a single user mode startup and fsck. I get a "IOATAController device blocking bus message.

    Whats up? Time for a Macbook Pro?
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    It's possible your hard drive is having problems, so first back up all your files.

    I have a feeling your hard drive is reading and writing too many errors, so the ATA controller is using the processor to control the controller instead the controller processor; in the past a HDD sector scan and repair solved it for. I have no idea how this would be fixed on Mac, except maybe you should use the built in hardware test?

    Powerbook :rolleyes:

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