Starting Over with MacBook HD

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by glasgowpower, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. glasgowpower macrumors newbie

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    Hi all. I'll apologize in advance for being noob-ish.

    I have a black Macbook (late 2006 model, Intel, 160 GB HD, RAM = 2G, I think). Lately it is sluggish at best.

    I ran the Disk Utility from the Snow Leopard DVD and a few errors were repaired.

    I have been backing up religiously for several months using Time Machine, and just last week I went ahead and manually moved (in an abundance of caution) all my "personal" folders (itunes, documents, photos...etc.). And, just to make sure all my OCD peculiarities had been alleviated, I went ahead and did a CTRL+click on "Macintosh HD" and copied, then pasted to an external.

    I feel pretty good about making sure I have everything I want to copy from the drive before I go ahead and wipe it clean.

    Any more advice I could get would be greatly appreciated. I'm not new to Mac, just new to reformatting a hard drive on one.

    Also, if anyone knows of any good info regarding the wipe/starting over, I would welcome that as well.

    Thanks again, and be gentle.
     
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  3. glasgowpower thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    I'm reinstalling Snow Leopard. I'm doing all this in anticipation of buying a new laptop soon, and waiting until I know for sure what's happening with the 10/20 media thing before I make up my mind.

    In the meantime I was hoping to boost the performance of my existing laptop.

    Plus, there's a bunch of apps on there I just don't think I need anymore.

    Thanks again! Your links were very helpful!!!
     

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