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My systems system is slow, takes time to booth, and hangs indefinitely

Macbok Air 13" Mid 2012 Repair

Whenever I put my system on it takes time to boot, usually shows the beach ball repeatedly for long when in the middle of operations. I don't know what might be the cause, I need help.

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How much free space do you have on your drive?


Total space is 121.33GB, 83.11GB Used, 37.88GB Free


That's getting tight! The smaller SSD drives need at least 1/3 of the space empty for swap & virtual RAM (depending on the app).


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With SSD's free space is also needed so the drive evenly wears.

At this point I would recommend you create a bootable USB thumb drive so you can boot up under it to run Disk Utility - Disk First Aid. Let's see what it tells us. If you still have Mavericks run repair permissions and then repair disk.

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In addition to running to using the Disk Utility (which you can also run in recovery mode - hold down Command + R when powering on and wait until you see the Apple logo before releasing the keys)

I wouls also suggest doing a PRAM reset as the the System Manager table may be a little corrupted. To do this, press the Option-Command-P-R and Power button and hold until you hear the boot fanfare 3 time and then release all the keys. Your MBA will rediscover the hardware and create a new boot table.

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