Strange macbook pro issue. Plz help

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  1. AndrewR23, Nov 8, 2014
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    AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    About a week ago my mid 2009 MacBook Pro started acting strange.

    Safari will stop loading mid between web pages. Then the whole safari will freeze. And a notice says whatever website I visit may be harmful to computer.

    Then I can't move anything to trash because of error 50.

    A hard restart will temporary fix the problem for about an hour then it happens again.

    Everything is upgraded. Newest iTunes safari software. Didn't download any malware. Not sure what is going on. Anyone know?
     
  2. MacInTO macrumors 65816

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    It sounds like you have some questionable software on your computer.
     
  3. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I can't even load the internet longer then 5 minutes to download any thing that can fix the software. To my knowledge I have not downloaded anything that is questionable.
     
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    Sometimes, when you download legit software, it comes with 'extras' and that is the problem. It happened to me. To be safe, I reloaded my machine from scratch and it's all good now. I don't download any software I don't truly need anymore. :)
     
  5. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So if I reload my machine would this fix it? How do I get my pictures and stuff off though ?

    First time ever doing this
     
  6. MacInTO, Nov 8, 2014
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    If it's not a hardware issue, then reloading would likely fix it.

    Definitely back up your data before you try it!

    ps. you should be backing up your data with an external hard drive and time machine or manually anyway! Sure beats losing data!
     
  7. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    This did not fix it.

    Safari stops loading. Error 50s all around. Can't load iTunes or anything. A restart will fix it for 5 min
     
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    Did you do a restore from Time Machine or did you do a fresh install? A fresh install would be better so you don't just load the same files again.
     
  9. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It only worked with a time machine install but the time machine install was from June 1 2012. Back then my comp was awesome haha.
     
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    NEVER, EVER, EVER own a computer without a proper backup. All computers eventually fail, it's a matter of when, not if. Macs are not exempt to this. The best backup strategy for files you cannot afford to lose is to have the original, a backup, and another backup offsite (what good is an external drive if your house burns down and the drive with it?)

    Before attempting a reinstall of OS X please take the time to make a proper backup, and investing a bit of money into an external hard drive, time capsule ro what have you to do so.
     
  12. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    There is a saying that backs up this post.

    "There are 2 types of hard drive. There are hard drives that have failed, and those that have yet to fail."

    Every single hard drive or SSD will fail. It could last an hour, a week, a month or many years. But one day it will fail.

    The only security you have is to make backups. Preferably more than one.

    I'll give you my solution for backups (it's a bit extreme).

    I have a 2GB NAS (It's actually 4 GB but is 2 drives in RAID 1). I keep copies of my photos, videos and other important stuff on there as well as on my Mac.

    I also have all my important stuff backed up on Amazon S3.

    I also have 2 portable HDs. One with a time machine backup taken once a day, and one that is a full clone, also taken once a day. They are kept locked in my desk drawer at work.
     
  13. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I actually do have a back up. I wrote it's my first time doing this meaning reinstalling the software.

    Which didn't work. It's gotta be hardware. Going shopping today for hard drives. Oh well
     
  14. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    I seriously don't think it's hardware.

    The failures you are getting do not correspond with a faulty hard drive at all.

    Try a fresh install, then just copying your data (no apps or settings) from your backup.
     

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