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My ibook g3 running slow

Note: When I boot up in safe mode, this problem doesn't happen. Only, safe mode's no good because I can't connect to the internet.

When I turn on and log into my g3, everything works just fine and goes lightning-fast--finder, word, safari, etc. But only for about ten minutes at the most. It slows down and slows down and slowwwws down until all I get is the rainbow pinwheel thingy, and I have to shut my g3 down by force.

I know the thing is old, but it worked perfectly until a month ago, and it still goes really fast and does everything I need...until I get this problem after ten or so minutes.

Help me, please!


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If you have the original Install CDs that came with the iBook put in Install Disk 1.
When the Menu Bar appears go to Disk Utility (under file manu). Choose your HD and look for the S.M.A.R.T. status. It should be Verified. Then choose Repair Permissions. After that is done choose Repair Disk.

If none of this works find the Hardware Test Disk and run that.

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