Slowdown, Lag on G5

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Chulo, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. Chulo macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2007
    4x 2.5 Ghz PowerPC G5
    HD-9.7GB left of 223GB
    SecondaryHD- 37GB left of 195GB

    Finder is slow at opening folders, previews inside folders, "get info" option takes a while to open on everything, and when go to force quit it says Finder is not responding. Trying to figure out what's causing this. I was away from the computer about a week and when i came back it was acting this way. ANy thoughts? Thanks
  2. santangelo macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2006
  3. Naimfan Suspended


    Jan 15, 2003
    I am far from an expert, but I would suggest two things.

    First, try to clear more space on your primary drive (9.7 Gb free on a 250 Gb drive is almost nothing). I seem to remember reading that a drive that close to full can slow things down significantly.

    Second, try repairing permissions. That's what cured mine, though I can't explain why that would speed things up.

    Have you restarted it recently?

  4. Chulo thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2007
    I restart and works fine, until I do a CTRL-F to try and clear space on the HD. Doing a search for the big stuff and from there it all goes down. The little rainbow circle comes out and Finder says not responding. CTRL-F used to work fine.

    After I do CTRL-F and IT...NOT finding anything, the slow opening of windows and lag starts
  5. Chulo thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2007
    After doing the search, Finder just closes the window and I get no results, just left with lag
  6. huntercr macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2006

    Sounds like damaged partition ( or disk ). What happens when you try to repair the disk?

    Also, if you need to free up space, DiskInventoryX is a nice free tool
  7. Chulo thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2007

    I Verify Disk andit says Volume passed verification. The volume Macintosh HD appears to be OK. The Repair button is grayed out so I can't press it. I'll try the tool see if it works. Thanks
  8. Willehard macrumors newbie


    Apr 10, 2006
    to repair your startup disk you need to run disk utility after booting from your os x install dvd
  9. Chulo thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2007
    Even if it tells me the volume is OK?

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