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came across this problem on my hp dv6000.






high cpu on 1 core ~ 100%



I am on 10.5.2 with all the updates (staying away from leopard graphics update)



I came across this solution here by Keith




"Repair Permissions using Disk Utility in your Utility folder.

"When done that, trash the Finder Preference - com.apple.finder.plist


located here;




Then run 'fsck";


To run fsck, you first need to start up your Mac in single-user mode. Here's how:


1. Restart your Mac.


2. Immediately press and hold the Command and "S" keys.


You'll see a bunch of text begin scrolling on your screen. In a few more seconds, you'll see the Unix command line prompt (#).


You're now in single-user mode.


Now that you're at the # prompt, here's how to run fsck:

( mount the disk / allow changes.


/sbin/fsck -fy

/sbin/mount -uw /

N.b don't forget the trailing backslash in above command)

1. Type: "fsck -f" (that's fsck-space-minus-f).


2. Press Return.


The fsck utility will blast some text onto your screen. If there's damage to your disk, you'll see a message that says:




If you see this message--and this is extremely important-- repeat running fsck. It is normal to have to run fsck more than once -- the first run's repairs often uncover additional problems..


When fsck finally reports that no problems were found, and the # prompt reappears:


3. Type: "reboot" to restart,


or type "exit" to start up without rebooting.


4. Press Return.


Your Mac should proceed to start up normally to the login window or the Finder."

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