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by: ritamcbride December 24, 2012 9:47 AM PST

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by ritamcbride - 12/24/12 9:47 AM

Hey everyone,

Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and Happy New Year:)

I have the Mac OS X 10.6.8 and have installed Safari, Firefox and Chrome. I installed Chrome most recently (a month ago?) as Firefox was giving me lots of 'error, can't open page' on videos. Also, I started out w/Lion and upgraded to 10.6.8 recently.

My computer has noticeably slowed down. Everything. It takes a longer time to open or close a program when I am not on the net and takes a longer time to view videos on the net. I keep getting the spinning wheel when I hardly ever got it before. Unfortunately, I can't recall when this started happening or if it was connected to installing Chrome or upgrading the OS.

What can I do to find out what the problem is and correct it? Is there a program I can run to test my hard drive?

Thanks for you help, again,

Rita

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