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Were there any errors corrected when performing the Permissions Repair?
Let's dig a little deeper into the repair of the Mac now that it looks like the issue may be two-fold. The following should correct some of the issues you are having with lag and startup. This is going to be a long post so I suggest printing it out for your reference. Also, it will require a USB keyboard, not a wireless keyboard.
First let's reset the PRAM on the computer.
1) Shut down the computer.
2) While the computer is shut down, locate these keys: command (has an apple on it), option (sometimes called alt), P, and R.
3) Turn the computer on, then press and hold Command-Option-P-R before the gray screen appears.
4) Hold these keys down until you hear the startup sound a total of 3 times.
5) Release the keys.
Next, let's try a Safe Boot. This will perform several clean up procedures that may be affecting the machine's performance and startup.
1) Shut down your computer completely.
2) Start up the computer and immediately after the startup chime, press and hold the Shift key
3) Once the gray Apple and progress indicator appear, release the Shift key
4) Note: Startup will likely take substantially longer than normal (20 - 30 minutes is not unheard of)
5) In Mac OS 10.4 or later, you will have to login to your account, even if it normally does so automatically.
6) Shut down the computer.
Next, try Safari again. If it is better, let me know and we'll stop here
. If it is still giving you the same issues, the problem may be with Safari itself.
Before we go any further, I would suggest (not a requirement, but a strong suggestion) you use a program like Carbon Copy Cloner (http://www.bombich.com/
) to create a restorable backup of your Hard Drive to an empty USB External Hard Drive. This free program will make a mirrored copy of your hard drive in it's current state that you can go back to if things go south after the following changes. I do this personally before I perform any kind of install, update or major change to my system. Again, you DO NOT have to do this, but if you have an empty external hard drive, then it is a good idea. Highly recommended, but not required. If you do decide to go this route, let me know and I'll walk you through the procedure.
The next step would be to reinstall Safari.
Test Safari now, if better, stop here. Otherwise, read on and we'll dig even deeper.
If you are still experiencing the same issues, then the next step would be to rule out the user account. Create a temporary admin account to see if the issue is occurring system wide or is user specific This will help narrow down the troubleshooting.
1) Go to System Preferences / Accounts
2) Create this temporary account by clicking on the + button. Make sure you make it an admin account.
3) You may have to click the "lock" in the bottom left corner first though.
4) Once you have this new account created, log in to it and test your Safari issues there. Let me know if the issue occurs here as well. We'll tackle the next step if we haven't resolved it before now.If I helped,
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