MacBook Pro lags considerably doing simple tasks (i.e. loading apps)
my macbook pro has been lagging considerably over the past few weeks. about two weeks ago it started taking a long time to boot up. when I try to open the basic apps (Finder, Chrome, Spotify and some Adobe) it takes a good while for it to load.
also it zaps battery like I don't know what. I've had it for 33 months and its had 683 load cycles.
I don't want to shell out cash for another PC when I feel its a an easy issue to fix.
any help would be greatly appreciated
sorry for the delay. yes, I added the activity monitor to my dock and check it from time to time and it shows no other excessive resources opened. upon boot the only thing that is open is finder. one time last week I booted it up and it randomly booted in safe mode. it is still taking a time to load apps and locks up and freezes often
I recently purchased the Hard drive cable and replaced it. However it didn't help as it still sets at the Apple logo screen and stays there. I'm beginning to think the hard drive has failed. Is there an adapter I can use to see if my hard drive works on another computer before I buy another one?