Posted 24 October 2005 - 04:01 PM
I have a Mac OS X 10.2.8 (6R73) with a 40GB 7200rpm. This iMac is about 5 years old that has already had two harddrive replacements. The problem is that the computer stalls whenever I try to open a folder or a program (other than IE). This mainly occurs on my account (there are four accounts) and I am not the admin. I thought this was caused because of the amount of free space on the computer (5 gb). I tried deleting files, yet when I dragged them to the trash, the computer would stall for a minute or so, then tell me that an error had occured.
Usually when I start the computer from shut down, it stalls also. A system folder with a question mark also sometimes shows up when I startup the computer.
I basically want to figure out how to delete items on my computer. I really think that the problem is that there isn't enough free space (It has worked perfectly in the past when I've deleted files and have had about 10 gb of free space).
I went on another website, and they told me my hard drive is pretty much fried, but before I replace it, maybe I can follow some instructions/give you some more info on my computer.