New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

MacBook Pro Suddenly Slow *Urgent*


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
spiritd

 
Member Since: Feb 04, 2011
Posts: 3
spiritd is on a distinguished road

spiritd is offline
Hey guys. Well for a while now, my 2010 MBP has been ridiculously slow, but today I guess the slow down was taken up a notch to the point where my main account is unusable. My guest account works fine, but my main (admin) user is slow as molasses.

I tried running all the Onyx utilities and virus/spyware scanners...nothing worked. I checked ram and hard drive usage, there is quite a bit of available ram and hard drive space. The guest account works totally fine and my computer used to be blazing fast.

I have midterms and a lot of files I need to study from are on my computer, so I need to get this resolved ASAP.

Thanks in advance!
QUOTE Thanks
McBie

 
McBie's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 26, 2008
Location: Belgium
Posts: 2,360
McBie is a name known to allMcBie is a name known to allMcBie is a name known to allMcBie is a name known to allMcBie is a name known to allMcBie is a name known to allMcBie is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 2013 MBA 13" - OS X 10.10

McBie is offline
Whilst in your admin account, open up activity monitor from the applications folder, ensure you have selected "all processes "in the top right hand corner and see which process is eating all your CPU cycles.
( I am assuming all your apps. Are running slow.)

Cheers ...

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude towards the problem. You understand ?
QUOTE Thanks
spiritd

 
Member Since: Feb 04, 2011
Posts: 3
spiritd is on a distinguished road

spiritd is offline
Hi. I did what you said and nothing seems to be out of the ordinary. I've been using a new account now as I pretty much gaveup on the old one, and it is working really well. I would still like to fix my old account though because all of my user settings and documents remain on that account.

Is there anyway to transfer my user settings and documents to my new account?

Thanks.
QUOTE Thanks
robduckyworth

 
robduckyworth's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2011
Location: Reading, UK
Posts: 2,971
robduckyworth is a name known to allrobduckyworth is a name known to allrobduckyworth is a name known to allrobduckyworth is a name known to allrobduckyworth is a name known to allrobduckyworth is a name known to allrobduckyworth is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, 2.5GHz i7, 750GB, 6770M 1GB, iPad 3, iPhone 4, custom PC

robduckyworth is offline
have you tried repairing permissions on your startup disk?

If you find a post helpful, don't forget to use the reputation system (top right of post.)
Join us in the IRC! How? Add me on Steam, Origin or PSN (Vita): robduckyworth
QUOTE Thanks
spiritd

 
Member Since: Feb 04, 2011
Posts: 3
spiritd is on a distinguished road

spiritd is offline
Yea I used all of the things in Onyx.

I also checked my HD space remaining, I have over 100GB. I also deleted a bunch of random files that I downloaded and don't need. Also ran virus & spyware scans.

Thanks.
QUOTE Thanks
EvenStranger

 
EvenStranger's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 09, 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 845
EvenStranger is just really niceEvenStranger is just really niceEvenStranger is just really niceEvenStranger is just really niceEvenStranger is just really nice
Mac Specs: Currently 13" Late 2010 MBA, 4GB/128GB; Early 2011 13" MBP, dual core i7 2.7ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb hd

EvenStranger is offline
So by creating a different user account, you've determined that the issue is linked to your old account. In the past, I've used root credentials to rename a flaky /Users/yourusername/Library "Library.old" and then create a new "Library" folder. Log back in, and let your system start writing necessary files back to the new Library folder. If the lag persists, reverse your changes. If it doesn't, you can copy over individual settings manually from old to new as needed.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Keylogger need help! | Sent Folder »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
My Macbook is suddenly really slow lmillado OS X - Operating System 9 11-16-2012 03:23 PM
macbook pro 13 2010 slow audio hardware ThirdPhase Music, Audio, and Podcasting 1 11-16-2010 05:20 PM
Macbook Pro running slow rockstate45 Apple Notebooks 4 10-22-2010 12:17 AM
Macbook Pro Suddenly Wont Recognize Keyboard/Mouse shane82388 Apple Notebooks 0 05-08-2010 03:08 PM
MacBook Pro Newbie Concerns mo949252 Switcher Hangout 13 12-21-2007 10:30 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:24 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?