HDD is no problem. Open the Disc Utility program, which is located in the "Utilities" folder of your "Applications" directory. Highlight your hard drive from the list and have the program repair the permissions. This is an easy way to correct some common computer errors which could be slowing your hard drive down. Listen now. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. How do I fix a super slow MacBook? Ask Question. Asked 8 years, 9 months ago.
Active 7 years ago. Viewed 25k times. Here are the hard disk drive and RAM specifications. Peter Mortensen 8, 16 16 gold badges 62 62 silver badges 85 85 bronze badges. Aaronium Aaronium 1 1 gold badge 1 1 silver badge 4 4 bronze badges. Just some clarification; when you copy files back from an extenal, does that mean using time machine? Time Machine backs up everything, including system files. If you reinstall and then restore from time machine, it will also bring back your crummy old system files. But I didn't use Time Machine. It was copy and paste. Any idea where these crummy system files are and how to get rid of them.
As an aside: iPhoto is one of the few Time Machine-aware applications.
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So, totally unrelated to your question: you might consider using Time Machine for future backups. Hope this helps. Ben V Ben V 3 3 bronze badges. Thanks for the specific advice on the hard drives, very helpful.
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Indrek Tiago Tiago 21 1 1 bronze badge. David David 6, 6 6 gold badges 28 28 silver badges 49 49 bronze badges. I do not believe upgrading the GPU is an option here. Enrico Susatyo Enrico Susatyo 2, 2 2 gold badges 15 15 silver badges 20 20 bronze badges. Good call on cleaning up iTunes and iPhoto. Will do.
Jed Jed 1. Thanks for the manual.
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I will try the re-install soon and test it then. LaC LaC 2, 1 1 gold badge 12 12 silver badges 19 19 bronze badges. Essentially safari is super slow in loading pages and often refuses to load pages. I am ruling out the local wifi because Safari on the iMac is solid. HDD may be cluttered. Kangarooo Kangarooo 10 10 bronze badges.
Do you mean earthquakes? It's a macbook.
So it does move around and the HardDrive is the only moving part beside the optical drive. I can understand why a rotating part would wear after 3 years.
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Couse if nothing is making HDD be moving a lot then it cant miswrite and make a bad block. Reinstall all from new before that backup all u need and installations will have bigger effect but takes ur time or defragment HDD but may have small effect. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Sign up using Facebook.
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Sign up using Email and Password. Post as a guest Name. Email Required, but never shown. My Most Embarrassing Mistakes as a Programmer so far. A number of users have reported an issue in which Mac OS X Typical fixes for this issue including switching to or from IPv6, resetting router settings, etc. Set up pings. This fix involves setting your Mac up to repeatedly ping your router, which may keep the connection active.
Follow these steps. Apply the latest firmware. Make sure that both your router and your Mac are using the latest available firmware. Change Change to static IP assignment. Open a browser and enter the address