Mac Freezing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by stillblue, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. stillblue macrumors newbie

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    I had OS 10.3 when I started experiencing random freezes and crashes. It first happened when I went online to check my email so I assumed it was the browser or something internet related. I upgraded the OS to 10.4 but that didn't help. The crashes also happen randomly (going to the dock, opening another program, opening a folder, clicking on a file, etc.). I tried zapping the PRAM, removing all preference lists, creating a new user and going under that, unplugging anything attached to the Mac... but the computer still crashes. I don't know what to do, I've only had this Mac for 2 years and up until a few weeks ago it was fine. But I didn't install anything or do anything different to warrant crashing. Can anyone help or tell me what to do?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  3. stillblue thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The crashing does happen in another user. I'll check the RAM when I get home and see if that's the problem. I also found this:

    http://www.macfixitforums.com/showf...54025&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=31&fpart=1

    which basically says it's a hardware problem and I'll check on that as well. Hopefully one of those two will be the problem (and I think I'd rather it be the memory...)

    Thanks
     
  4. davidarb macrumors newbie

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    Backup now

    FYI, I had some similar problems - just random beach ball stuff. Then this Saturday (3 days after my Mac's 1 year anniversary) the HD just failed completely. No warnings, errors, loud sounds, anything....just here one minute, gone the next. The "genious" at the bar had no idea. I ran the extended HW diagnostics, everything passed (including, ironically Mass Storage).

    Anyway, of course it wasn't backed up properly so now (trying) to get my stuff recovered..seriously not fun. I strongly recommend doing a full backup if you haven't already...I wish I had.

    Good luck with it.
     
  5. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    What machine do you own?
     

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