View Full Version : Mac OS 10.5.8 sluggish & pauses

10th January 2010, 02:11 AM
I have an iMac running 10.5.8. It's about 1 1/2 yrs old. Recently it began taking a long time to shut down certain applications like WORD and Photoshop. Now it pauses during operation. Just sits there with the little wheel spinning for 10 secs or more and then resumes. Seems to be getting worse.
I checked my Norton Anti-virus and it's all up to date. And I had it check the whole system - nothing.

If anyone has any insight on this, please let me know.



10th January 2010, 05:02 AM
Norton could be the problem here; try turning it off for a while.

you could try repairing disk permissions from your start up disc.

you could even consider a minor rebuild of your OS by doing an archive and install of 10.5

more extreme: you could backup everything, wipe your HDD and do a clean install of 10.5 or preferably 10.6
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