Beach Ball Loading & Emptying Trash Problems

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  1. Afro1989 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello. It has been five months since I've have my Mac Mini and this is the first time I've experienced problems. I am getting the beach ball when I attempt to do simple tasks like searching Candybar in Spotlight. I just get a never-ending spinning beachball and was forced to do a hard shut down a couple of times.

    Also, it is starting to have trouble emptying the trash when there are only a few pictures in it.

    What should I do to repair this? Repair Permissions?
     
  2. x86 macrumors regular

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    It can't hurt to try...
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    How much free space do you have on your hard drive? If you open up Activity Monitor, is there a process or series of processes using up a lot of your resources? Make sure you're looking at All Processes and not just My Processes. There's a drop down menu up the top. :)
     
  4. Afro1989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have plenty of space left on my hard drive. 76 GB out of about 93 GB.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Cool. Any rogue processes? Activity Monitor is in your Utilities folder FWIW. :)
     
  6. Afro1989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What exactly should I be looking for in Activity Monitor?
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Sort by CPU and then RAM to see if there's a process using up a lot of your resources. Also check for processes in red that may be hanging. :)
     
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  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Excellent, yes, but click where it says Active Processes and select to show All Processes. :)

    Cool looking theme BTW. What's it called and what other system changes do you have installed? Often these can be the cause of problems like yours. :(
     
  10. Afro1989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Um, it's called Milk theme and I'm using Shapeshifter. I also have Tinkertool installed and that's about it. :confused:
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, there's nothing hanging and nothing that I can see that's taking up many resources. Maybe open a new user account and see whether the slowness is present there, too. :)
     
  12. Afro1989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks man! I'll tell you if I have any problems.
     

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