eMac freezing up. Why? How to fix?
I got it back in 2004. it ran well for a long time, I used it mostly for iMovie and for watching movies and listening to music. basic computer stuff.
I think it started running hot, or the fan started to make a lot of noise (I was 14 so I don't remember very well) then I think it started taking longer to boot up, and sometimes would not boot up at all (I would get a solid-color screen the precursor to the startup sequence, but nothing more). when it did, it would last somewhere between 5 minutes and an hour before simply blinking off. So I put it away for 6 years.
Now it turns on but is often unresponsive, I believe the problem is related to the OS or the hard drive being too full (I seem to recall it telling me a few times that it didn't have enough space for x or y)
I started it up in single user mode, just to see what would happen.. or if it would do it. it does, but I have no idea what any of this stuff means.
maybe I should just reinstall the software (I lost the discs so I will have to either buy or download new ones)