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ibook wakekup takes 30 minutes

Message #1 - Posted 2004/12/11 - The Enchantor

My ibook on wakeup sometimes (~50-50 chance) thrashes the disk at an approximately one second period. This goes on for around half an hour and during this interval the cursor can be moved and the Apple menu will respond very slowly. If I wait long enough this strange behavior ceases and every thing works perfectly.

I had this same problem about six months ago. I tried all sorts of things to fix it and none of them seemed to work. After a while it seemed fix itself! It continued work just fine until a few days ago. Any ideas?

Message #2 - Posted 2004/12/16 - Andre Berger

* The Enchantor <rabbitispoor@bellsouth.net>, 2004-12-11 17:06 +0100:

My ibook on wakeup sometimes (~50-50 chance) thrashes the disk at an approximately one second period. This goes on for around half an hour and during this interval the cursor can be moved and the Apple menu will respond very slowly. If I wait long enough this strange behavior ceases and every thing works perfectly.

I had this same problem about six months ago. I tried all sorts of things to fix it and none of them seemed to work. After a while it seemed fix itself! It continued work just fine until a few days ago. Any ideas?

It might be a network (DNS?) problem, and the 10.3.7 update may fix it. Good luck!

-Andre

Message #3 - Posted 2004/12/19 - The Enchantor

Andre Berger wrote:

* The Enchantor <rabbitispoor@bellsouth.net>, 2004-12-11 17:06 +0100:

My ibook on wakeup sometimes (~50-50 chance) thrashes the disk at

an

approximately one second period. This goes on for around half an

hour

and during this interval the cursor can be moved and the Apple menu will respond very slowly. If I wait long enough this strange

behavior

ceases and every thing works perfectly.

I had this same problem about six months ago. I tried all sorts of things to fix it and none of them seemed to work. After a while it seemed fix itself! It continued work just fine until a few days

ago.

Any ideas?

It might be a network (DNS?) problem, and the 10.3.7 update may fix it. Good luck!

-Andre

I don't think so because now it is afflicted with boot-up problems. Sometimes the disk goes
clickety-click, sometime the "You need to restart your computer box comes up", sometimes nothing
happens, and occasionally it gives the flashing broken folder. I have run disk repair several times
and it never show a problem except for the time it couldn't find the hard disk. I the ran hardware test and it failed the hard disk. I ran it again and everything was fine. It seems that I can reliably start up by running hardware test and then restarting. Once the thing starts up it works perfectly!

Message #4 - Posted 2004/12/20 - Andre Berger

* The Enchantor <rabbitispoor@bellsouth.net>, 2004-12-20 04:48 +0100:

Andre Berger wrote:

* The Enchantor <rabbitispoor@bellsouth.net>, 2004-12-11 17:06 +0100:

My ibook on wakeup sometimes (~50-50 chance) thrashes the disk at

an

approximately one second period. This goes on for around half an

hour

and during this interval the cursor can be moved and the Apple menu will respond very slowly. If I wait long enough this strange

behavior

ceases and every thing works perfectly.

I had this same problem about six months ago. I tried all sorts of things to fix it and none of them seemed to work. After a while it seemed fix itself! It continued work just fine until a few days

ago.

Any ideas?

It might be a network (DNS?) problem, and the 10.3.7 update may fix it. Good luck!

-Andre

I don't think so because now it is afflicted with boot-up problems. Sometimes the disk goes
clickety-click, sometime the "You need to restart your computer box comes up", sometimes nothing
happens, and occasionally it gives the flashing broken folder. I have run disk repair several times
and it never show a problem except for the time it couldn't find the hard disk. I the ran hardware test and it failed the hard disk. I ran it again and everything was fine. It seems that I can reliably start up by running hardware test and then restarting. Once the thing starts up it works perfectly!

Honestly, I would back up everything and replace the disk ASAP.

-Andre

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