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Wtf is wrong with my HD / Why does it take forever to find the "woop" iChat sound

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Is there something wrong with my new PowerBook's hard disk? I know the seek time on these babies aren't anything to brag about, and I do have the 60GB model, but whenever someone sends me a message, or I send an outgoing one, iChat temporarily goes nuts with the beachball for about 4 or 5 seconds while it takes its sweet-ass time trying to find that damn sound. The same thing occurs when I drag a file to that trash; the sound takes 2 seconds to load, and gets slightly hung up. Is this normal?

EDIT: I should also note that I HAVE A WHOLE FRICKIN' GIGABYTE OF MEMORY TO STORE THESE SOUNDS IN, FOR CHRIST'S SAKE.

[ 10-21-2002: Message edited by: Steve ]</p>
post #2 of 5
Maybe your hard drive is spinning up and that is what the pause is. My second hard drive goes to sleep in a hurry, and when the comp goes to access either disk it has to wait for the 2nd to spin up.
note, when I uncheck the "put harddisk to sleep whenever possible" in energysaver it does not pause at all. Good luck
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I had this problem before I think what I did was I had loaded the M$ media player and it hijacked the playing of .wav files or something.
I ended up just reinstalling everything except the media player and the problem went away. So I am not 100% positive thats what caused it but I hate M$ so it was easy for me to blame them

Just read MagicFingers fix and ya know when I reinstalled it would have reset any energy saver stuff I had set so you should check that first.

[ 10-21-2002: Message edited by: iMud ]</p>
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Nope, I don't have hard disk sleeping checked.
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you may want to move this on over to the Genius Bar, folks there might be more likely to have run into this before....
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