Freezing Powermac G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Hughm, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    PowerMac g4 mdd, 1.25, 2G Ram

    Suddenly freezes from time to time. No application in particular.

    1) What, other than cutting power and re-booting, can be done? Any keystrokes that can get me out of this frozen state?

    2) Why might this be happening?

    Thanks
     
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    spinnerlys

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    What Mac OS X version does run on it and how much free HDD capacity do you have?
    Does Force Quit (Option/Alt + Command + Escape) work? Have you taken a look at Activity Monitor to see what might cause the trouble? Do you have any external HDDs connected to the PM?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    I am using 10.5.8
    About 50G of HD left.
    As for the activity monitor, I think it would only be of use in my case if there were files kept of past events/activities; once the computer freezes, nothing (not even force quit) works. Just have to hold in the power button until it shuts down.
    Very annoying.
     

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