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Computer is VERY slow to boot up and function. I can boot up and computer works quickly in safe boot. I ran Disk Utility and no problems found.

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I having a problem on imac upon booting up going to display the desktop icons is to slow that takes 5 minutes at blue screen display at monitor atfer the display of gray apple appears on the screen......


thanks to every who help this problem........

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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There are a couple of things to look at. One is your login items. Open the System Preferences, and select accounts. Then select your account name from the list on the left, and the "Login Items" panel on the right. This is a list of every application that is loading upon login. You may not need them all. iTunesHelper is a common login item, and is not causing your problem, most likely.
The other thing to try is looking at the Activity Monitor. It is located in the Utilities folder of the Application folder. Launch this and click the CPU column to sort the processes by CPU usage. something may be hogging the cpu.
Now, there are some process that periodically may hog cpu, and you just have to wait. These may include Spotlight (smm) and Time Machine. You may just have to wait for them to quit. Any process assigned to "root" (or anything other than your username) is risky to quit. Any other process that seems to be hogging cpu that is assigned to your user is fair game to quit.
If you see something hogging the cpu, that belongs to you, that you don't know what it is, please post the Process Name. If you know what it is, then you could decide to uninstall that.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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Try to repair using CD Installer. or maybe it have a virus in your computer

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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Time machine on MAC 10.5.8 will not open; error message -43


Hello,
error -43 fnfErr: File not found
Could be many things, we should start with this...
"Try Disk Utility
1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.
2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)
*Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*
3. Click the First Aid tab.
4. Select your Mac OS X volume.
5. Click Repair Disk, (not Repair Permissions). Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106214

Then Repair Disk on the external drive.
Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.
(Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)
If perchance you can't find your install Disc, at least try it from the Safe Boot part onward.

If TM display doesn't even show up, see this...

http://pondini.org/TM/E4.html

And also i share a link to another error issues.
http://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/mac-software/common-mac-error-messages-3502033/

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How to repair mac hard drives with the disk utility


If you are having problems with crashing slow running or an app not opening or quitting on you this should help. <br /> First start up with the "c" key held down, this does some system housekeeping and boots in to safe boot, if this does not work or you get a folder with a question mark icon then you need to boot from a Cd (or DVD) with computer off and this works for all macs running OSX, insert the Cd into the drive when the mac is off, start with the"c" key held down until the chime or the screen lights up, when booted select language (dont worry you do not have to perform an install) the next screen has a menu along the top, select utilities and you get a new menu, select disk utility and when it has gathered information you will see your hard drive in the left of the window. Select your hard drive and then select "disk repair" run this and it will either pass the disk as Ok, repair the disk or fail it ( the repair is all about the directories where it keeps all the files, if it get corrupted the whole machine gets lost but all your information is ok) If it fails you need a 3rd party utility like DiskWarrior to rebuild your directories. Assuming this goes well then select permissionsrepair, this should be run anytime you install any software or updates (it can be run from the systems own disk utility in the applications folder but the boot disk version is better) it takes a while. When this is finished quit disk utility and from the same menu select start up disk utility and select your hard drive and then select restart.

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How to repair a hard drive and permissions on a mac


If you are having problems with crashing slow running or an app not opening or quitting on you this should help. <br /> First start up with the "c" key held down, this does some system housekeeping and boots in to safe boot, if this does not work or you get a folder with a question mark icon then you need to boot from a Cd (or DVD) with computer off and this works for all macs running OSX, insert the Cd into the drive when the mac is off, start with the"c" key held down until the chime or the screen lights up, when booted select language (dont worry you do not have to perform an install) the next screen has a menu along the top, select utilities and you get a new menu, select disk utility and when it has gathered information you will see your hard drive in the left of the window. Select your hard drive and then select "disk repair" run this and it will either pass the disk as Ok, repair the disk or fail it ( the repair is all about the directories where it keeps all the files, if it get corrupted the whole machine gets lost but all your information is ok) If it fails you need a 3rd party utility like DiskWarrior to rebuild your directories. Assuming this goes well then select permissionsrepair, this should be run anytime you install any software or updates (it can be run from the systems own disk utility in the applications folder but the boot disk version is better) it takes a while. When this is finished quit disk utility and from the same menu select start up disk utility and select your hard drive and then select restart.

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Dell inspiron 1545 Laptop computer is getting BSOD on boot, when first ran diagnostics got error: Hard Drive - DST Test Results - Fail Error Code 2000-0142 Msg Hard Drive 0 - self test unsuccessful status...


The error indicates that there's a hard drive issue. If it just happened after the hard disk is reinstalled, remove it and reinstall it. It could be a problem caused by loose connection or improper connections. If the same problem repeats, install the hard drive on another system (to verify whether it works on another machine or not and to confirm it still works). If it doesn't work on another computer/system then your only option to run the system is replacing the hard disk. If it works on another computer or if it's detected on another system, then there could be problem with the hard disk, eg. Corrupt Partition, Windows Corrupt etc....
First of all, try booting into Safe Mode. You have to press F8 during the startup to go into Advanced Boot Options. Once you are in the Windows Advanced Boot Options, select Safe Mode using the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard. If it still doesn't work, it's the hard disk issue. Try with another Hard Disk.
But if in case you can boot into safe mode, check the Hard Disk for errors. In other words, run Windows Checkdisk utility. Hope this helps.
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"A problem was detected and


Re boot in safe mode if normal boot is not possible and run CHKDSK/F
DO NOT DISABLE ANTIVIRUS!!!!!!

That should sort hard disc errors out then download iobit.com and run the registry utility, that will remove more errors. It is a free ware programme and works very well.
Hope that sorts it out for you.

Feb 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Get a ? when trying to boot up--


This indicates that it cannot find an Operating System or further more a drive to boot from with the OS on it. You can try Holding the Option/alt key down at bootup to see if it gives you any boot options. Here is a list of a few other scenarios you can attempt :
1. Insert the software that came with the machine, then restart the computer while holding the C key. (If you do not have the Install desk at least perform the Safe Boot in #2 below.) a. The computer should start up from the disc...then b. Choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu. (Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.) c. Click the First Aid tab.
d. Select your Mac Operating System volume.
e. Click Repair. Disk Utility should now check and repair the disk.
2. Then Safe Boot , (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it finishes.

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I have an aspire 3053 laptop it is so slow its unbelievable is it possable to change the memory to speed it up its about 3 year old


Is your computer running Windows Vista Home Basic?
Does it have 512MB of RAM installed?
If yes to both questions, then adding 2048MB of RAM will _definitely_ speed-up your computer.

See: http://www.pcmemorystore.com/Acer-Aspire-3050%5E1733-ram.htm where you can buy 2GB (2048MB) of DDR2-4200 RAM for $38 US.

The usual cause for a "slow" computer is too-many programs running at the same time (not too many programs installed onto the disk-drive) competing for too-small amount of RAM.

Turn the computer off.
Disconnect the AC power-cord.
Flip the computer over.
Remove the battery.
Remove the screws over the memory cover (at the centre of the bottom).
You'll either see a stick of RAM, or an empty slot for RAM.
Remove any existing RAM, and insert the new stick of RAM.
Replace the cover.
Insert the battery.
Connect the AC power.
Boot it up, and it will run _MUCH_ faster.

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Session 3 initialization failed


Ok, after countless hours searching and sleuthing for this issue, I could not find a resolution...until now. This is my first post ever on a technical forum, so be gentle to me. I will probably never reference this form, so you if this helped you, please let me know by sending me comments to my email at: cancermage@hotmail.com
Technical Symptoms: Blue Screen (BSOD) Session 3 Initialization Failed (Session3_Initialization_Failed) STOP 0x0000006F (0xc0000034) This BSOD would load for both normal and safe mode. The operating system in question was Windows XP Home SP2.
Reason: The issue occurred after I ran a virus scan using a PE boot disk that deleted the C:\windows\system32\smss.exe system file.
Resolution: By using the "dir smss*.* /s" at a DOS prompt from the PE boot disk, I was able to search the whole computer for any available files and it found a clean version in a directory. So to fix the issue I copied C:\windows\$ServicepackUninstall$\smss.exe to C:\windows\system32\ using a PE boot disk.
Acknowledgements: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/153742 , this link gave me a hint that it may be smss.exe (even though it references win2000). Upon looking at the antivirus logs, sure enough the smss.exe was found to be infected and deleted it as it could not disinfect it. I'm assuming if I did not have a virus free smss.exe file on the C: drive in another folder, I may have to pull it from a CD or find it online.
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John White A+,MCP,CCENT,CCNA,MCITP cancermage@hotmail.com

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Macbook Leopard 10.5.6 cannot open any applications on hard drive or CD drive. Pulldown menus not functioning. all f keys function normally. Ran disk utility and checkout ok for hardware test, disk and...


could be a hardware problem to be honest. heres what you should try: load a system disk and hit C during boot up and see if you have the same symptoms in disk boot mode. if you do, than it is most likely a hardware issue. if you dont, it could be software related. if that doesnt work: hit V when you boot up and it will go into verbose mode. this will show you all of the background processes that are working during startup. while watching the screen, check to see if you have any stalls during load and note them. also, disconnect all peripheral devices and try removing ram (1 stick at a time) to see if that is a problem as well.

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Black screen with mouse only


there are several things which might resolve your problem.

attempt to get into safe mode (with f 8 at boot), and check device manager for problem devices.

insert the vista disk and boot, and attempt to "repair" windows, the boot sector particularly. there is usually a "repair" utility on windows disks which allows you to fix problems without completely reinstalling windows.

your computer may be infected by a virus. if you can get into safe mode, try a virus scanner called "avast" if that doesnt work, try "malwarebytes" or "combofix". these can be found by doing a quick google searc, just make sure you download them from reputable sites. you may have to use a seperate comoputer to download the programs.

if you cannot get into safemode, try the same anti-virus software suites, from a different computer, with your hard drive installed in that system as a "secondary" drive. if this is a laptop hard drive, laptop to desktop hard drive adapters can be purchased for around $20.

Dec 17, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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