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Location: Wilmington, NC
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There's a very distinct possibility that your hard drive is dying. You can check the SMART status using Onyx, which is free. If it passes that, then consider checking it with SMART Utility also. SU is not free, but is cheap and does a more comprehensive analysis of the SMART data. It has a free trial, so take advantage of it.

The only other disk maintenance tool I can recommend is TechTool Pro. It can do a surface scan to check for bad blocks. it's not free, nor cheap, but it is an outstanding piece of software.


Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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Links: Onyx | EasyFind | Apple Hardware Test | How to test your hard drive | The Safe Mac Adware Removal Guide | Uninstall MacKeeper
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Lifeisabeach - Mac-Forums Member of the Month June 2009, Feb 2012, and March 2013.
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