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  1. #1

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Unhappy I'm starting to have some problems with my iMac - does anyone recognize these symptom
    My iMac is doing some strange things since I updated the latest security updates to 10.6.8 in August 2012.

    In the last couple weeks, the following things happen :
    - during copies, the mac will freeze for a few minutes and then I get an error of -36
    - out of nowhere the mac will just freeze, especially when iTunes is playing a song, so the song is interrupted several times
    - folders are being affected without my touching them, as I see by the date modified
    - loading a page in my browser seems slower now and there seems to be a pause between typing in a URL/hitting enter and seeing the page

    What is going on with my iMac 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo?

    If you guys have any ideas, I would much appreciate hearing from you.


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    Mar 17, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Way... way too many specs to list.
    error -36 is an I/O error. Given the rest of your symptoms, I'd replace the hard drive.
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Oct 29, 2012
    Thanks for your response, however...
    Every time I run tests like S.M.A.R.T. status tests and Disk Utility there is no problem? This is why I think it's a software thing because it only happened after the last security update.

    There were no problems at all until I did that. There was some issue when I did the software update so I had to reinstall it again from a file I downloaded from the apple site.

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