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I have a 5 year old Mac G5, it has become to slow,is there

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I have a 5 year old Mac G5, it has become to slow,is there a way to clean it up
& restore its original speed?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
First let‘s check some things:

Please go to the Apple logo on the upper left of the screen, go to About This Mac (DO NOT Select More Info), and tell me the Version (under Mac OS X), the Processor and the Memory, it is all right there.

Then go to Macintosh HD, then go to Applications folder inside that is another folder called Utilities inside that is an application called Disk Utility. Double click on that and when it opens you will see your hard drive (usually Macintosh HD) on the left. Highlight your hard drive and click on Verify Disk on the right. If that is OK and only if that is OK click on Repair Permissions. If Verify Disk is not OK try to Repair. If Repair is successful then Repair Permissions if it is not successful let me know.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Mac osx
processor Dual 2GHz
memory 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
Need Mac OS X version and also is that a dual G5 or Intel processor?
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
Sorry I see it is G5 what system version?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”

Performing live verification.
Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
Checking Extents Overflow file.
Checking Catalog file.
Checking multi-linked files.
Checking Catalog hierarchy.
Checking Extended Attributes file.
Checking volume bitmap.
Checking volume information.
Invalid volume file count
(It should be 643415 instead of 643422)
Invalid volume directory count
(It should be 133088 instead of 133081)
The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.
Repairing permissions for “Macintosh HD”
Reading permissions database.
Reading the permissions database can take several minutes.

Stopped by user

Permissions repair complete

Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”

Performing live verification.
Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
Checking Extents Overflow file.
Checking Catalog file.
Checking multi-linked files.
Checking Catalog hierarchy.
Checking Extended Attributes file.
Checking volume bitmap.
Checking volume information.
Invalid volume file count
(It should be 643414 instead of 643421)
Invalid volume directory count
(It should be 133089 instead of 133082)
The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.

This is what came up after "verify disc"
this is a NONE intel, version 10.5.8
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
OK :

Put the current operating system disk in (the disk that came with your computer unless you have upgraded) and restart holding down the C key until you see the Apple logo. Choose your language then you get to the install screen DO NOT INSTALL, you will see at the top of the screen a Utilities menu drop down. Go the Disk Utility, Highlight your hard drive (usually Macintosh HD) and click on Verify Disk on the right. If that is OK and only if that is OK click on Repair Permissions. If Verify Disk is not OK try to Repair. If Repair is successful then Repair Permissions if it is not successful let me know.
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