Hi I was very happy to make my hackintosh in Oct Dell 10v, running 10.6.1, BIOS A4, 160g hard drive,
it ran fast and sweet no problems.
A few weeks ago I had a kernel panic, so I simply shut down and restarted had no other problems.
Now I the past few days it's gotten SUPER SLOW. The only thing I did to maybe start off the trouble was throw a bunch of flip videos onto the desktop while it was running on battery power but as soon as I saw how it ran slow as molasses, I removed them and removed the stupid flip software.
Since then processing speed has not improved.
I'm getting the pinwheel if I try to open or do anything at all, then it will do things all in a clump. Something is obviously affecting its processing brain. I can barely open folders and move files, let alone do any work with it.
- I have lots of battery power,
- checked BIOS still at A4
- Had 300 MB of things in a folder on the desktop, am rehoming them right now. It is taking FOREVER.
- 112 G left on my hard drive
- I will disable safe sleep as soon as I can get into terminal
- Right now I am trying to archive and reinstall mac osx.
- I started in safe mode but it said it had a bios read error and wouldnt start..so I started up normally.
I will keep you posted, but does anyone think that this may be a battery or hardware problem not a software problem? I just ask because I am still under warantee.
- Should I flash my bios back up and go to 10.6.2?
As I write this it sees obvious that something went awry with my software.....
URGH now when I start up from my Snow leopard install USB drive it reads “Install Mac OS X” cannot be used from this volume'. ...
And when I start up with ALT pressed I am getting
" EBIOS read error: Media Error
Block 0x3cfcf8 Sectors 0"
SECOND UPDATE Its processing is getting slower and slower I'm trying to get into disk utility and I have to repeatedly reboot it to even get there. Grrrrr.
THIRD UPDATE- suspecting there might be BIOS issues with the 6cell battery even though it was charged, I completely removed it. Its running a LOT faster. Not perfect, I still can't get into Disk Utility, but a lot lot better
FOURTH UPDATE: I am a super dork forgot I had disabled USB BIOS legacy support so I reenabled that and am now doing a fresh OS install. Will keep you posted.
FIFTH UPDATE: OK, started up from my trusty Leopard USB, ran disk Utility, said I had an unfixable B tree catalog error. under the circumstances I didnt want to mess with Disk Warrior so I erased my drive and am reinstalling OSX. Seems great so far.
Im not sure how I could have gotten that kind of error going but there you go.