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    Apr 26, 2011
    oh dear, Powermac G5 DP 2.0Ghz 160GigHDD
    10.5.8 on G5 2.0 Powermac taking longer to get going after start up
    Hi everyone,

    I recently reinstalled the OS (not delete and install) and it would be on the net on no time at all after start up.
    Gradually it is taking longer and I can hear the hard drive crunching for up to a minute.
    Is there anything that can be done to get it going like a fresh install?

    Any tips would be great, cheers

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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    My computers do the same thing. When I restart the computer (after putting it to sleep each day for a couple weeks)...the hard drive will "crunch away" for a few minutes. This is just some sort of maintenance routine.

    A second possibility is your hard drive is going bad. But if everything is fine after the first few minutes (3-5 minutes) after a reboot...then everything is fine. But if the slow down continues after 3-5 minutes...then it could be your HD.

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