what does it mean when it takes 24 hours to reinstall the os?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by p2burke, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. p2burke macrumors newbie

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    I wanted to do a clean reinstall, thinking it would help my slowing computer.
    Instead, the reinstall took literally 24 hours!
    And now my imac is slower than ever!?!

    Can anybody tell me what's happening?

    Paul

    17 inch iMac 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Mac OS X v.10.5.8
    2.5 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
     
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  4. p2burke thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i ran both tests... they say everything is fine... weird, huh?
     
  5. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

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    This can also happen if your installation media is scratched up.
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Either the HD is going bad or there is something wrong with your SuperDrive or install disc
     
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