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Mar 10, 2003, 06:38 PM
 
For some reason when I empty the trash on my desktop, it takes forever. It counts down each item it empties, generlly taking 2-3 seconds for each item. This is particularly frustrating when there are 150+ items in there.

Maybe it just takes this long, but I seem to remember it going a hell of a lot faster. Any ideas on what , if anything, can be done to speed it up?

Thanks!

OS 9.2
1.2GB RAM
Quicksilver 733 MHZ
I have unexpectedly quit.

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Mar 11, 2003, 01:19 AM
 
run disk utility, and fix permissions, also fsck the disk in single user mode.
     
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Mar 11, 2003, 11:17 AM
 
Originally posted by oscar:
run disk utility, and fix permissions, also fsck the disk in single user mode.
He's running 9.2 though.
     
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Mar 23, 2003, 08:11 AM
 
I have the same problem on a beige G3, a processor upgrade didnt change anything. I hope anyone knows what to do, I tryed the common things without any effect.
     
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Mar 24, 2003, 04:15 AM
 
Have you run any disk optimization tools? If your systems are old, heavy fragmentation of the drive is very likely.

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Mar 24, 2003, 10:35 AM
 
Originally posted by Big Mac:
Have you run any disk optimization tools? If your systems are old, heavy fragmentation of the drive is very likely.
I used Techtool and Norton, no effect !
     
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Mar 25, 2003, 04:11 AM
 
do you remmeber what you installed before this happened?

Do this reboot and hold the shift key to have ALL extensions turned off, if deleting goes about normal they you have a software problem, if not you might have a system problem or possible hard drive problem/directory problem,. get back to me after you do this.
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