Please help me with my sudden slow mac!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MathiasNielsen, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. MathiasNielsen macrumors newbie

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    Hello Everyonebody

    Last night i was sitting on my mac and it was working fine but when i turned it on this morning it was all the sudden really really slow...

    It works but it's so slow i have to wait 10 mins for it to load the desktop and so on so i can't really use it. I don't know what the problem can be because it was working fine last night? Does anyone have a clue about what I can do to fix this?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Did you try rebooting?
    Also, check Activity Monitor to see what's using system resources.
     
  3. MathiasNielsen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    First of all im not too good at using my mac yet so how do i reboot it?

    And how do i check the Activity Monitor?
     
  4. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Sounds like a bad drive. Make sure you backup while you can. The first warning is performance is bad before it fails. It is more common with laptops.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    :
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    Macintosh HD > Applications:
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    There are MANY other possibilities than a bad drive, and no, drive failure isn't common at all.

    Helpful Information for Any Mac User
     
  6. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities (at least for me).
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Me, too, but I know some may have their apps arranged differently. I never can remember where they were on a fresh install, since I've moved so many around. It's in there, somewhere.
     

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