I was using my MBP and everything froze.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Bocheememon, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. Bocheememon macrumors regular

    Bocheememon

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    This is most unusual.

    First-Specs of Computer.

    2.16 MBP
    2GB Ram
    100GB 5400 rpm HD

    OS X Tiger 10.4.7

    I was downloading a trailer from ign.com, reading a translated script, had Mail open, and suddenly my mouse cursor disappears! Not only that, but I couldn't put the machine to sleep. I closed the computer to see if it would sleep without using the power button. It just stayed on in a frozen state!

    I have my firewall on and all sharing options disabled.

    Was my computer hacked into and frozen or was it just a fluke? Just reading a script online and downloading a trailer from a known site couldn't just freeze things?

    When I did cold-boot my computer, I noticed the trailer finished downloading via Safari. I didn't see the message where it asks me to continue downloading the item. Perhaps Safari just crashed my computer?
     
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 603

    Zwhaler

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    Yes, that is definately unusual. How long has it been since your Mac froze?
     
  3. ironic23 macrumors 6502

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    I had my MBP (2.0ghz, 1.5gb apple ram and 256mb vram) freeze on me once yesterday too! It was so unusual as it's never hung before. I had to force it to shut down and when i restarted it, everything was ok (used disk utility to verify the disk, etc.). It was scary.
     
  4. Bocheememon thread starter macrumors regular

    Bocheememon

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  5. Bocheememon thread starter macrumors regular

    Bocheememon

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    Hmm.

    I can't remember it freezing in this way before. It has locked up a few times, but that was because of running Rosetta PPC apps. They were minor crashes though.

    ironic: You too? I wonder what triggers it?
     
  6. ironic23 macrumors 6502

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    No idea mate. I was just browsing the internet and my cursor didn't move when i touched the trackpad. Then i saw that the clock had stopped. It was scary.. I'm just lucky i wasn't doing anything important then...
     
  7. Bocheememon thread starter macrumors regular

    Bocheememon

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    I spose this shall be a faded memory in the adventures of Crashing: The Reboot.

    I'll keep an eye out if this happens again. My computer is being sent in to have the processor whine repaired. I hope that gets fixed! I'll mention this to them so they can keep a note of it.
     
  8. ironic23 macrumors 6502

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    i would send mine in but the whine isnt bad to the extent that i cant bear with it. but i just might when i get home to where my imac is. let me know whether you get your things solved with the send-in. Thanks!
     

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