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Do you have access to a second Mac system? If you do you'll want to connect your Mac to the other using either a FireWire or Thunderbolt cable back to back. Then you'll start up your Mac holding the letter '''T''' for Target Mode. Using the other Mac you should see your Mac as if it was an external drive, now we want to run Disk Utility and repair both the permissions & disk.
 
Once done give your system a restart to see if it's better. If not you'll want to copy off anything important as you'll need to completely wipe the drive down and test it using the zero ones over write. Once the drive is finish being tested you then need to install a fresh copy of the OS and your apps.

=== Update (01/26/2016) ===

At this point I think you do need to wipe the drive and slowly add back your apps given the crash report.

The other way you could diagnostically prove if the drive or the files on it was the issue would be to have a good clean external drive which you could boot up under. If the system is stable with the alternate copy of OS that would be the proof.
Once done give your system a restart to see if it's better. If not you'll want to copy off anything important as you'll need to completely wipe the drive down and test it using the zero ones over write. Once the drive is finish being tested you then need to install a fresh copy of the OS and your apps.

=== Update (01/26/2016) ===

At this point I think you do need to wipe the drive and slowly add back your apps given the crash report.

The other way you could diagnostically prove if the drive or the files on it was the issue would be to have a good clean external drive which you could boot up under. If the system is stable with the alternate copy of OS that would be the proof.

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Do you have access to a second Mac system? If you do you'll want to connect your Mac to the other using either a FireWire or Thunderbolt cable back to back. Then you'll start up your Mac holding the letter '''T''' for Target Mode. Using the other Mac you should see your Mac as if it was an external drive, now we want to run Disk Utility and repair both the permissions & disk. Once

Once
done give your system a restart to see if it's better. If not you'll want to copy off anything important as you'll need to completely wipe the drive down and test it using the zero ones over write. Once the drive is finish being tested you then need to install a fresh copy of the OS and your apps.
Do you have access to a second Mac system? If you do you'll want to connect your Mac to the other using either a FireWire or Thunderbolt cable back to back. Then you'll start up your Mac holding the letter '''T''' for Target Mode. Using the other Mac you should see your Mac as if it was an external drive, now we want to run Disk Utility and repair both the permissions & disk. Once

Once
done give your system a restart to see if it's better. If not you'll want to copy off anything important as you'll need to completely wipe the drive down and test it using the zero ones over write. Once the drive is finish being tested you then need to install a fresh copy of the OS and your apps.

Status:

open

Original post by: Dan ,

Text:

Do you have access to a second Mac system? If you do you'll want to connect your Mac to the other using either a FireWire or Thunderbolt cable back to back. Then you'll start up your Mac holding the letter '''T''' for Target Mode. Using the other Mac you should see your Mac as if it was an external drive, now we want to run Disk Utility and repair both the permissions & disk.  Once done give your system a restart to see if it's better. If not you'll want to copy off anything important as you'll need to completely wipe the drive down and test it using the zero ones over write. Once the drive is finish being tested you then need to install a fresh copy of the OS and your apps.

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open