If you are a Mac owner like myself, you usually don’t run into a lot of computer problems. Macintosh computers are built well and have operating systems that run very smoothly. As a result, you will typically not have too many issues with your computer as long as your system is not too old. However, if it does get old, you may run into some performance or compatibility issues.
One of the issues that you might run into with having an older computer is that your startup disk might be full. This means that the memory allotted in your hard drive has been used up. There are several consequences to having a full startup disk. One of them is that you will experience a slow startup. This can happen also when your computer is coming back from being asleep. As a result, you will experience a decreased response time when you open up your Macbook.
There are several ways that you can combat a full startup disk. This post is meant to help you diagnose the problem and find a solution to fix it. Read on for more information!
Fixing the startup disk
Cleaning out the old data
The most important and effective thing to do is to clear out old data that might be on your startup disk. You can do this buy looking in your finder for large files that might exist on your hard drive. If you locate old large files such as movies, photos, or even applications, then you can delete them by sending them to the trash.