There are several things that can cause slow performance. We recommend taking these self-help steps to speed things up. Click on each numbered item for the instructions for that step.
- Repair Your Hard Disk in Single User Mode.
- Safe Boot your Mac.
- Use Disk Utility to repair the disk permissions on your startup disk.
- Run Cocktail, a Mac OS X maintenance utility.
- Run a virus check with ClamXav to check for, and eliminate, phishing scripts can slow down your Mac.