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Just hang in there...it should eventually complete. The more "stuff" it's repairing...the greater the chances this was the source of the slow computer issues.

When the repair permissions is complete. Quit disk utility...and reboot the computer. Please let us know if your computer is better.

Thanks,

- Nick
Hey! back. So that bit of advice certainly sped up my re-boot by about 5 minutes. However it still takes around 5 minutes, with no chime or loading screen. Repetition of the changing screen colours persists but as I said overall, a little quicker.

Would it help if I repeated what procedure you explained to me ?
Or is there anything else I could attempt ?

Thanks

Si
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Hey! back. So that bit of advice certainly sped up my re-boot by about 5 minutes. However it still takes around 5 minutes, with no chime or loading screen. Repetition of the changing screen colours persists but as I said overall, a little quicker.

Would it help if I repeated what procedure you explained to me ?
Or is there anything else I could attempt ?

Thanks

Si
Well...good to hear that things sped up a little bit...but too bad still having issues.

I can suggest two more things:

1. You could try downloading & running the free program "Onyx":

Download OnyX for Mac - Mac OS X maintenance and optimisation tool. MacUpdate.com

Run all of it's default routines...and see if this helps

2. Even though this is a 2011 MacBook Pro...there is always the possibility that the hard drive it bad. Since this is a 2011 MacBook Pro (with at least 12 months of Applecare on it)...and you're having problems...it may just be best to head to your nearest Apple Store (or call Apple to ship it to them)...for diagnosis.

This may not be convenient or desirable...but if the hard drive is the problem...there's nothing we can do that will fix it if it needs to be replaced.

- Nick

- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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Well...good to hear that things sped up a little bit...but too bad still having issues.

I can suggest two more things:

1. You could try downloading & running the free program "Onyx":

Download OnyX for Mac - Mac OS X maintenance and optimisation tool. MacUpdate.com

Run all of it's default routines...and see if this helps

2. Even though this is a 2011 MacBook Pro...there is always the possibility that the hard drive it bad. Since this is a 2011 MacBook Pro (with at least 12 months of Applecare on it)...and you're having problems...it may just be best to head to your nearest Apple Store (or call Apple to ship it to them)...for diagnosis.

This may not be convenient or desirable...but if the hard drive is the problem...there's nothing we can do that will fix it if it needs to be replaced.

- Nick
Ah thanks a lot for your help, seeing as the computer is insured by my University I'll have to just get them to sort it out.

Two more question please,

1) is there a copy of Onyx that will run on my computer
2) I have trouble with FireFox...It was fine until today but then just ceased to work. I deleted from my computer, re-downloaded and installed it but even after all of that it just seems to make my computer totally crash ?

Any light ?

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1) is there a copy of Onyx that will run on my computer
What's wrong with the Onyx link provided above? It's for OS 10.7 & higher...and if you have 2011 MacBook Pro...you're probably running 10.7.

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2) I have trouble with FireFox...It was fine until today but then just ceased to work. I deleted from my computer, re-downloaded and installed it but even after all of that it just seems to make my computer totally crash ?

Any light ?
I'm not sure what the question is...but with what you're describing...I don't think Firefox is the issue regarding the slow computer. You could always use Safari or Chrome.

- Nick

- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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