Unresponsive 2009 Mbp, 30min Lag Between Commands

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by simonnca, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. simonnca macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2010
    Hej Guys,

    Basically, my dec-09 MBP 15" had a heart attack last night. What happened was that i misinterpreted what was being said by an image-splitting program, causing it to split a full-size 12megapixel .tiff file into 8x4px files. All on my desktop; i estimate theres at least 750 of these 8x4px .tiff files on there (though i've no idea of the file size of each)

    At that point the machine seized up big time, and after many (15 or so) restarts, is still largely unresponsive. It boots to the home screen, but is so lagged out that i can't even close applications that run on startup. Items bouncing in the dock are frozen in mid air, and remain like this for at least 15 minutes.

    Suggestions anybody??


    ** EDIT **

    so i connected to my MBP over the network (as admin), from another mac at home - went onto the desktop and found there was 21,000 of these tiny .tiff files, deleted them all, restarted it and BOOM ALL FIXED if anyone ever encounters a hard drive overload ...

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Haha. Owned.

    21000 8x4 px tiffs will do that to you , I guess.

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