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Old 09-07-2007, 11:55 AM   #1
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Macbook lagging and constant rainbow spinning circle showing up....

Hi, I am having problems with my Macbook. My first problem is that it keeps lagging on me when I only have two programs one being an internet browser. My second problem is that the rainbow spinning circle keeps showing up which causes my computer to freeze sometime and I would have to hold down the power button to shut it off because I wouldn't be able to click anything. Someone please help me with this problem.
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:03 PM   #2
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The first thing you should do is see if these problems occur when you log in as a different user. (Create a new user account via the Accounts preferences if needed)

Next, you should do "Verify Disk" from Disk Utility. Tell us what it says.
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:56 PM   #3
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I can't it won't let me. I made a new user and logged in with it. I selected my drive and it won't let me click the Verify logo, what should I do?
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Old 09-14-2007, 12:19 AM   #4
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How much space is free on your HD...
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Old 09-14-2007, 12:30 AM   #5
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16.85 GB free
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Old 09-14-2007, 12:57 AM   #6
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birdyman18, please boot to your OS X Install disc, but don't install anything. Select Disk Utility from one of the pulldown menus, go to the First Aid tab, select your boot drive, and click "Repair Disk".

Write down what it reports and let us know. Then repeat the "Repair Disk" until it says that no changes were needed.

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Old 09-14-2007, 01:16 AM   #7
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alright I'll try it out, thanks
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Old 09-14-2007, 01:43 PM   #8
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I put CD1 in and it shows up a few icons and one of them is Install Mac OS X Bundled Software. Is that what I click or do i use the second cd?
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Old 09-14-2007, 01:52 PM   #9
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No you restart your computer with dvd 1 in the reader then press C when it starts to boot. Then follow trevors advise.
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Old 09-14-2007, 02:31 PM   #10
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is that all i need to do?
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:51 PM   #11
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birdyman18,

1. Put your CD1 into your computer.

2. Restart the computer, using the Apple Menu's "Restart"

3. Hold down the "C" key on your keyboard as soon as you hear the startup chime, and keep it held down until you've booted to your CD1.

4. When you've fully booted to your CD1, you will automatically be in the Installer program. But you don't want to install anything. Instead, look in the pulldown menus at the top of your screen. If your Install CD is OS X 10.4 Tiger, the correct pulldown menu is the "Utilities" menu. If your Install CD is previous to Tiger, it's a different pulldown menu--maybe the Apple menu? But one of those pulldown menus will show an entry "Disk Utility". Select that to launch Disk Utility and quit the Installer.

5. When Disk Utility is running, click on the First Aid tab if it is not already active.

6. Select your boot drive on the left pane of Disk Utility.

7. Click the button marked Repair Disk (not Repair Disk Permissions). Let the Repair Disk procedure take place.

8. Write down what it says it repaired.

9. If it repaired anything, click "Repair Disk" again.

10. If it reports that no repairs were necessary, quit Disk Utility and reboot the computer so that it is no longer running from CD/DVD.

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Old 09-14-2007, 04:23 PM   #12
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I did all of that ^^^ but will the lagging go away?
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Old 09-14-2007, 04:29 PM   #13
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I did all of that ^^^ but will the lagging go away?

Well, you tell us--after doing all that does the lagging go away?

That can fix one cause of lagging, but does not fix all causes of lagging. We have no way of knowing what is causing your lagging, so we are suggesting things that CAN fix your lagging. Only you will know if it does fix the lagging.

Also, don't forget to tell us exactly what Disk Utility says it fixed. Write it down so that we can see it verbatim.

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Old 09-14-2007, 04:55 PM   #14
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So I need to do the repair thing again? Last time I did it, it just said that no more repairs were needed, but the first time it fixed it and said minor fixing
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