From time to time I feel the need to have a clearout, this also includes my beloved iMac. Today was a bit of a slow day, and that slowness was reflected in my computer. It felt sluggish, and every time I went to Amazon the screen would lock up and I would have to switch off via the power and start up again. I thought it may be chrome screwing things up, therefore uninstalled it, and installed a fresh download. However, this was not the solution. Chrome and Safari had also been partial loading sites, especially WordPress, and what was on screen seemed to be missing frames and general formatting.
Enough was enough. I have 5 drives attached to my iMac, music, current photography, archive photography, expansion (documentation etc) and of course, the time machine. With all these drives and an automated back up all I needed to do was a restart with a few buttons pressed and the process of formatting and reinstallation would begin.
Needless to say, I am back up and running, and my machine is running at top speed now. Just an hour out of my time, I say an hour, but the machine did all the work, all I had to do was put in my passwords, and boom! it was done.
I am at a loss as to what the problem was as I use a program to clear memory, check for malware and viruses, and boost the running. Apart from tracker cookies, nothing was ever found. My iMac is early 2009, so maybe it’s an age thing?