Slowdown, Lag on G5

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

  1. Chulo macrumors member

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    Running:
    4x 2.5 Ghz PowerPC G5
    4GB DDR2 SDRAM
    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

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  3. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    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?

    Bob
     
  4. Chulo thread starter macrumors member

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Even if it tells me the volume is OK?
     

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