High HDD activity after Fresh Install
I recently picked up a used 15" MBP Core Duo for cheap. The hard drive in it was full and was just a small 160 GB..
As this was going to be a system that my kids were going to use and download tons of apps from the app store I decided that a fresh install of 10.6 would be a good idea. I also decided that having a larger HD would not be to bad of an idea either.
The owner of the MBP gave me a Retail DVD of 10.6 and I had a spare 500 GB lap top drive laying around so I puilled open the MBP and removed the old HD and droped in my new one. When I was in the unit i gave it a good cleaning to ensure the fans were clean.
I got the OS installed and everything seemed fine. Then i started to get the dreaded beach ball of death. It seemed that anytime I tried to access the internet via wifi the system would become unstable and the HD activity would go to 100%. I could move the pointer but was unable to click on anything. I decided to let the system sit for almost 30 mins and it still was unresponsive. I held the start button down and forced a reboot.. I turned off the wifi thinking it was the problem.. The system would again run fine but the moment I hooked the system up to the internet even wired the system become unstable and the only way to do anything is to hold the power button and do a forced reboot..
I can place the old HD in and go threw all the steps of a fresh install and all that jazz but I really do want to use the larger HD..
Any tips would help..
PS i have tried SMC & PRAM reset. I have done disk utility and it says the drive is ok and permissions have been repaired 4 times..
Ok.. I am sorry for the long delay in my reply..
I do have the MBP 1,1 or Known as the A1150 Model..
I ended up having to order the original install discs so i could do the Apple hardware test..
Considering I confirmed the new HDD i was installing had the jumpers set to run at the systems speed of the 1.5 Gb/s
After doing all this I got a very odd Error when running the AHT.. I am unable to locate this exact error but from what I am reading this appears to be a logic board issue..
Error 4SNS/1/4000000: 'TCOP'
If anyone knows the exact meaning of this error I would greatly OFFERS700 knowing so I can attempt to repair this system for my kids..
Is this a good question?