Slow running MacBook Pro

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    Unhappy Slow running MacBook Pro

    I have a MacBook Pro, less than two years old. It is running so slow there is a lag on the mouse and I cannot use it to access anything. Is there a short cut to a diagnositic tool within the operating software, or a restore? Thanks.
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    Hi Phoebe, and welcome to the forums. The first thing I would try is resetting the NVRAM/PRAM as outlined in this Apple article :

    About NVRAM and PRAM

    If that doesn't help matters then get back to us and we can try and think of something else.
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    Hi phoebe,

    A MacBook Pro is running slowly due to any or all the below reasons:
    • Personal habits
    • Hardware
    • Software/App
    • Operating systems

    Now, they are further divided into various sub-parts:

    Personal habits:

    1.Too many login items in beginning
    2.Too much data stored on desktop
    3.Too many apps open simultaneously
    4.Dashboard have too many widgets

    Hardware:
    1.Failing hard-drive
    2.Outdated graphics card
    3.Low memory storage
    4.Outdated processor

    Software:
    1.Cache data in web-browser
    2.TimeMachine backup in progress
    3.Virus infection
    4.Apple mail crash

    Operating system:
    1.Using outdated OS
    2.Loaded notifications
    3.Corrupt firmware
    4.Spotlight indexing issue

    Now, you can easily check your problems and solve the issue with the help of a 3rd party Mac Cleaning Software.

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