What's wrong with my Powerbook?
May 2, 2006 11:12 PM Subscribe
Mac gurus: the last couple of days my 867 TiPowerbook has been behaving erratically. The transfer rate of the harddrive seems to have slowed right down, so even though the drive sounds normal, it's accessing all the time
. Lots and lots of drive activity and pinwheeling, but barely any results.
Simple tasks are taking a loooong time. Complex tasks like World of Warcraft will freeze for up to ten minutes while the drive hums away, then the application quits. Sometimes the system won't shut down, or if it does it won't restart and I have to use DiskUtil to repair the drive.
So what do you think's going on? Is it the drive, or is it something else related? I have a GB of RAM in this thing and about 4GB spare HD space (it has run smoothly with a lot less) and OSX 10.4.5. Everything's backed up all proper-like so I have no fear of losing data. I just need some answers so I can take action. Is it time for a new HDD?