ARCHIVE: Problem: Macintosh running slow

If your Macintosh computer is running slow, try the following steps:

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On your Macintosh desktop or laptop, perform a PRAM reset.  
  • Save your work. 
  • Shut down the computer, turn it back on and immediately hold down the Command-Option-P-R keys.
  • Start the Mac in Safe mode by holding the Shift key as you restart.  Let is start up, then restart again normally.

If your computer is still having issues, contact the OIT Help Desk

Keywords:mac slow loading apple macintosh   Doc ID:73561
Owner:DeletedDoc U.Group:Rice University
Created:2017-05-25 12:24 CDTUpdated:2023-05-04 00:54 CDT
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