MAcBook running real slow?

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  1. Jimmy Pop Cornholio

    Jimmy Pop Cornholio forsakenisanidiot.info

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    I have had my MacBook for about a year and it keeps getting slower and slower. It use to boot up in about 20 seconds now it an take upwards of a minute. I even put 2gigs of RAM in it but still no help. Is there some utilities I can run or should run? Anyway I can see what is bogging down my system?
     
  2. Jimmy Pop Cornholio

    Jimmy Pop Cornholio forsakenisanidiot.info

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    Also when I delete programs I drag and drop them Applications to the trash, is this ok?
     
  3. TALLandNcharge

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    This is normal. What you are doing is right when you delete an App. There are programs that get rid of the "junk" left behind when you delete an App. I can't think of the names but maybe someone will help you out.
     
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    That's the one I was thinking of. I think there is also a free one out there as well.
     
  6. omgwtfbbqryan

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    run software update

    repair permissions

    restart

    repair permissions again

    ftw
     
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    if you right click on an icon in the applications folder and select "show package contents", it will show you all the files that it contains and will delete when you drag it to the trash

    since i've installed leopard, my startup time has gone from 15 seconds to about 40 seconds. i have a 2ghz c2d macbook with 2gb ram
     
  8. Jimmy Pop Cornholio

    Jimmy Pop Cornholio forsakenisanidiot.info

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    Another question..
    I have a 111.5gb hard drive but only 35gb available yet I don't store anything on this laptop. Is there a way I can find the biggest files on the mac? See what is taking up the most space?
     
  9. Jimmy Pop Cornholio

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    Did that and when I clicked Verify Disk I get this:

    Verifying volume “Jamies MacBook”
    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    Checking Extended Attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Checking volume information.
    Volume Header needs minor repair
    The volume Jamies MacBook needs to be repaired.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair

    Any ideas?
     
  10. skolen

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    Boot up from the DVD and run the Disk Utility.
     
  11. xenon supra

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    a fresh install never hurts if you can back your files up to an external drive.

    i always make sure to format my hdd once over in between installs using disk utility from the boot DVD. not sure if it matters but it makes me feel better. i usually do a clean install like once a year, takes like an hour and its well worth it. seems to be the only way to keep my computer like new.

    there are programs like macjanitor and onyx that are supposed to keep it running fast, but i find they just bog my machine down and create more crap then they get rid of.

    just my $0.02
     
  12. Rip The Jacker

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    Applejack FTW.
     
  13. Jimmy Pop Cornholio

    Jimmy Pop Cornholio forsakenisanidiot.info

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    I just did a fresh install of leopard. Seems to be running good :)
     
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    where do i go to repair permissions?
     
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    If this is what you always get when you try to repair, you do have a problem. I would try to use DiskWarrior to fix the disk catalog.
     
  16. xenon supra

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    disk utility
     

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