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    My Macbook is suddenly really slow

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    My Macbook is suddenly really slow
    Hello everyone, first time poster, long time reader. Anyway, My Macbook is about 2 years old now. It is the white macbook, 2GB RAM, 150GB HD. I have 100GB of memory free, so it is definitely not that issue. I have read so many forums today, but nobody has a clear-cut answer.. Please help!
    For the past couple of years, the macbook has been running perfectly fine.. until this morning! Suddenly, typing is just intermittent and delayed, the dock won't appear (as well as the dashboard, expose, and spaces..), and pretty much everything is just horribly delayed/lagged - such as opening applications. I used my macbook just last night, doing my regular routine of surfing on firefox and chatting on msn messenger. Then, I wake up and all of a sudden the system is just out of whack. Any ideas will help.. thanks in advance everyone.

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    My Macbook is suddenly really slow

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    Hmm... done a permissions repair recently? Also, if you still have your system restore discs, boot from those and run the hardware diagnostic test... see if anything is awry.

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    My Macbook is suddenly really slow

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkestRitual View Post
    Hmm... done a permissions repair recently? Also, if you still have your system restore discs, boot from those and run the hardware diagnostic test... see if anything is awry.
    Thanks for the advice. Just a couple of concerns.. every time I wish to do a backup on Time Machine, an error pops up. And so, I have not been able to back up my system. Will doing a permissions repair reformat the system?

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    My Macbook is suddenly really slow

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    Help! My Macbook is suddenly really slow and...
    Hello everyone, first time poster, long time reader. Anyway, My Macbook is about 2 years old now. It is the white macbook, 2GB RAM, 150GB HD. I have 100GB of memory free, so it is definitely not that issue. I have read so many forums today, but nobody has a clear-cut answer.. Please help!
    For the past couple of years, the macbook has been running perfectly fine.. until this morning! Suddenly, typing is just intermittent and delayed, the dock won't appear (as well as the dashboard, expose, and spaces..), and pretty much everything is just horribly delayed/lagged - such as opening applications
    . I used my macbook just last night, doing my regular routine of surfing on firefox and chatting on msn messenger. Then, I wake up and all of a sudden the system
    is just out of whack. Any ideas will help.. thanks in advance everyone.

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    My Macbook is suddenly really slow
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    Did you Restart?

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    My Macbook is suddenly really slow

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    Did you Restart?
    yes... countless amounts of time. I have tried shutting down for a couple of hours, etc.

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    My Macbook is suddenly really slow
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    Run Disk Utility or another diagnostic app. Report your results here for more clues.

    My knee-jerk recommendation is to go after a plist file, but you've got so many things "out of whack" that all happened at the same time. That makes me think it's something else.

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    My Macbook is suddenly really slow

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    Hello Mac peoples.... our 2month old 13" 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 with 4 GB Memory is running too slow to be normal. It takes around 7-10 min to load ny program and its driving me crazy! Anybody out there have any ideas on how to fix it...?

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    My Macbook is suddenly really slow

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    I am having this very problem too. I've run OnyX and fixed disk permissions several times, even run Dr. Web Light to see if I have any viruses. Nothing has helped, it's really slow all the time and takes 7-10 min to load any program. Please help!


    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core i5
    Processor Speed: 2.5 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Boot ROM Version: MBP91.00D3.B08
    SMC Version (system): 2.2f41
    Serial Number (system): C02J6UCPDTY3
    Hardware UUID: 3353AA94-0A22-5EE0-AC60-363AEFF10140
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled


    -Thought I found the solution,b ut it was only temporary:

    you know what, i think i found out it was a corrupt user. this always seems to happen on any mac i use. the original admin user somehow becomes corrupt, gets really slow/glitchy and sucks. i still would like to understand more about stuff like this and why it happens, but no rush.

    My situation now:

    New user slowly, but surely became the same way now. Sluggish, glitchy, slow, with a 5-7 sec delay to do anything. Standard tasks such as using the finder menu, browsing the web, typing anything, opening any programs takes even longer, about 5-10 min sometime 15. I don't know what to do, this is a brand new Macbook Pro and it should work better than a PC. This is exactly why I made the switch in the first place. BTW, I did use Migrate ast. to transfer everything over from an older Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard, but that shouldn't matter as long as I updated all my programs right.

    Any help from anyone would help.

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