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IMac Intel :: Slow After Boot In Safe Mode To Run Disk Utility

After booting up my iMac in Safe Mode to run Disk Utility, then rebooting, my iMac (early 2006, 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo, currently running 10.6.2) now runs painfully slow. So slow I can no longer use it without booting in to Safe Mode. Details if they help: Bootup in normal mode now takes 10-15 minutes. During bootup, for about two minutes I now see a grey screen with two checkered vertical lines through it.

After bootup, all menu functions respond typically 15-30 seconds after being chosen, and programs and files take anywhere from 30 seconds to three minutes to open up. Rebooting does nothing. Hard resets do nothing. Unplugging and replugging does nothing. I have the same issue every time. I can still use the machine in Safe Mode, though I lose functionality I need.

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