Question about Apple iMac G4 Desktop

2 Answers

Takes a really long time to boot up , locks up when any program is opened

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 558 Answers

Have you tried reseting the pmu.

  1. Shut down the computer.
  2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.
  5. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
  6. Release the keys.
Good Luck

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Apple Expert
  • 481 Answers

Three major possibilities: corrupt OS, failing drive, failing logic board.
There are many ways to diagnose this, but each requires equipment or packages an average user may not have. You could boot from a DiskWarrior CD and run a disk rebuild; this would report disk hardware failures. You could boot from an external drive containing a bootable copy of the OS; if it still boots slowly and locks up, the logic board is suspect. You could reinstall your OS using archive-and-install; if this fixes the problem, it was a corrupt OS.

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Fault finding


If any new programs were installed that could be the issue. If you are using apple iphone products then stop the applemobilephotohelper service. This really slows down startup and also slows computer.

Aug 28, 2014 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Slow running, take long time to open programs


download iobit advance system care 6 and run it and it it will show you whats slowing down your computer

Jan 05, 2013 | HP EliteBook 2530p Notebook

1 Answer

My computer locks up about every 10 minutes what can i do to fix it? It also takes it about 15 minutes to start up and shut down so i am looking at 30 minutes just to restart the computer. When i open any...


Probably needs more RAM. How much is in it? The locking up could represent a bad memory sector in your current RAM (the computer locking up every time it hits that sector(s)) among other things. You can grab a linux live CD and do the memory test to be sure...it takes a long time tho.

You can speed up the startups by going to Start > Run > MSconfig and tweaking the tab that has the programs that start when windows starts and tweaking the services that start up...just be sure of what you are turning off

Oct 13, 2010 | Gateway ML3706 Notebook

1 Answer

How do i unlock my laptop


If it takes ages to boot up and switch off, sounds like virus/malware infection.
Boot into safe mode with network support (usually f8 on boot up)
run a good malwate scanner like Malwarebytes(free)
Microsoft also has its Security suite that is free and has windows defender built in.
also CC cleaner is a good program for removing all the rubbish from your pc and for stopping unwanted programs starting up at boot up

Jul 09, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

2 Answers

My pc is too slow, it takes too long to boot up and the programs takes time to open it up


Well start by checking how much ram you have on your pc. The more ram you have the better your pc will be. You do this by right click on mycomputer and properties. Also try to defrag and clean your cookies from your system. You find this on start, all programs, accessories and system tools. Try to unistall programs that you do not use. Finally you might want to reinstall your operating system.

Jun 09, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

I have a belling washer /dryer, that will not now open at the end of its cycle ? any ideas please ?


offten it takes a little time to release the door locks like 2 mins,, its all down to the programer how long it takes, but if you give it a little smack /thump down by the door lock on the mashine it will let the locks go
naughty but nice?

Oct 25, 2009 | Zanussi FJS1225W Front Load Washer

1 Answer

99 Jeep grand cherokee...interior lights, door locks, pwr windows


The wires that go into the doors has probably broken from opening and closing the doors.They run though a rubber boot where the hinges are. Check all the doors wires. This is a common problem and i have fix many jeeps with these problems.

Mar 08, 2009 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

Boot open


Hi

The car thinks the the trunk lid lock is open !

Hope this is of help !

Good Luck !

A FixYa rating would be ever so nice...Thank´s ....John.

Feb 27, 2009 | 2002 Jaguar X-Type

7 Answers

X type jaguar boot will not open


My boot button has stopped working. The boot opens with the fob but not the button. Any idea how to fix this?

Jan 03, 2009 | 2005 Jaguar X-Type

1 Answer

Inspiron running at .00001% speed


Sounds like something software is causing the problem!
Do Ctl Alt Del
Locate the Task Manager Tab
Click on it
Click on Processes
Look at the CPU usage
See if there is a program consuming your processor
I have found that there are programs that run behind the scenes in the background of your PC without your knowledge and it is consuming CPU usage!
The other Solution would be to wipe your drive clean and do a clean install

Nov 25, 2007 | Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Apple iMac G4 Desktop Logo

293 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple Computers & Internet Experts

Paul Carew

Level 3 Expert

2597 Answers

Martin Buck
Martin Buck

Level 2 Expert

85 Answers

Paul Bade

Level 3 Expert

1583 Answers

Are you an Apple Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...