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Old 01-29-2011, 09:24 AM   #1
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Default Is my iMac dying? Or?

For the past two days (or so) my Mac has been slow to respond. Today it got dramatically weird — using mouse or key made the cursor move around on the screen, but nothing moved or opened, then a bunch of movements occurred all at once. It happened several times, then icons and labels on the desktop became distorted (see attachment).

I shut down, then re-launched, and things look normal, but the computer is still a bit slow, though not dramatically so as before.

I tried to empty the trash, but that failed with an error code (-8000 something). I haven’t resorted to terminal yet.

Eudora is also having memory problems, and she was slow and odd before today. She fails to delete files in quantity, but I can do a few at a time.

Have no idea whether these things are connected, but thought I would ask for diagnosis and advice here.
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