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Freezing Powermac G4

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

  1. macrumors member

    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?

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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. macrumors member

    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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