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Ashik, Mac Technician
Category: Mac
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Experience:  Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA), 9+ Years of Experience in troubleshooting Macs, iPhone, iPad, iPod etc
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My iMac (purchased Oct 2007) has slowed tremendously so that

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My iMac (purchased Oct 2007) has slowed tremendously so that it takes many minutes to either retart or boot-up after a Shut Down.

I have emptied the Trash and cleared the Cache in Safari.
What else can I do?

Thank you,

Vernon H Opheim [email protected]
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Ashik replied 7 years ago.
Hi I am Ashik. I think i can help you
What version of Mac OS X are you using ? (Click on the Apple icon and select "About This Mac")

Do you have the Mac OS X installation disks came with your Mac ?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Mac OX 10 Leopard

Yes I have the installation disk.
Expert:  Ashik replied 7 years ago.
First we can try simple troubleshooting steps and hope they can solve the problem...

Reset PRAM and NVRAM
  1. Shut down your iMac
  2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R.
  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 and before the chime sound.
  5. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for three times.
  6. Release the keys.

Running Disk Utility From Mac OS Installation/Restore Disks

  • Insert the Mac OS X Install/restore disc that came with your Mac, then restart the computer while holding the C key.
  • When you see the Spinning gear, then release the C key
  • You should see the language screen which will lead you into the Installer environment
  • Once on the Installer screen, from the first window and from the Installer Menu bar, select Utilities.
  • Now choose Disk Utility from the Utilities menu.
  • Click the First Aid tab and select the hard drive icon displaying your Macintosh HD
  • Click Repair Disk and Repair Permission. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk.
  • Once completed, quit Disk Utility.
  • Click on Installer Menu and reboot to your Mac Desktop

Only click ACCEPT after it worked !