Parts of OS X 10.4.8 freezing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by StokeLee, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. StokeLee macrumors 6502

    StokeLee

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    Ive not come across this before,

    I can be just surfing the net, or watching Eye Tv, and then i'll go to check my mail, or click onto msn, or ichat or anything on my dock, and it doesnt work, itts like theres nothing there for it to click on, but the icons are there, if i click on an icon, and hold it, to bring up the options normally there, that doesnt work either, ive got hot corners set up, sometimes they work when this happens, sometimes they dont, clicking on the :apple: in the top left works, but is really slow.

    So whats different - Nothing, new new accounts, no new software, no apple updates.

    It takes a hard switch off to turn the mac off, and then everything is fine again, Ive repaired disk permissions, still happens. What could be wrong with my iMac? Ive not searched for this because to be honest ive no idea how to explain it.

    Edit - Just had to update msn for mac, its way quicker for me to log onto msn. Ill see if it still happens.
     
  2. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816

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    What are the specs of your computer? If you have a slower machine, or not enough RAM, Microsoft Messenger could cause performance issues.

    Even if you have the latest and greatest machine, try giving Adium a shot. It is a tabbed instant messenger that allows you to sign into MSN, Yahoo and AIM. Its also very customizable with different themes and sound schemes. Give 'er a shot!
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Are you saying this is happening in more than one user account? What apps are running when you have this problem? Do you have any system hacks installed? How about any third party hardware apart from the EyeTV? Sorry for all the questions mate, but hopefully we can get this sorted soon for you. :)
     
  4. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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    Did you repair Disc Permissions from the Disc Utility in the OS X DVD or Utilities folder. If you didn't do it from OS X DVD, boot up from it (Restart and hold c) and repair permissions/disk from Disc Utility.
     
  5. StokeLee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Its only happened with my account, It was happening before i set up a new account for a friend who brought an ipod, but hadnt got a pc..

    Ive done everything that you would consider, resetting the pram, etc, booting from the dvd's. etc etc etc.

    Its still happening, I tried to only start up different pieces of software to see if it was one of them,,
    but the one time i turned on my imac after a hard reboot, and i had to take a call, and then do something else for 20 mins, i came back, and it had froze... Now its only a partial freeze, programs open, i can use, i can even open new programs thanks to spotlight, but its like the dock, and finder freeze
     
  6. StokeLee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep. 10.4.9 now, I had the problemjust before the update, and its carried over
     
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  8. netdog macrumors 603

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    I second booting from the CD and running a disk check and permissions check.
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have third party RAM? All these disk checks you've done, have they needed to repair anything? :)
     
  10. StokeLee thread starter macrumors 6502

    StokeLee

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    I ended up talking to Apple Support, went through lots of possible fixes. In the end I backed up my music and photos and reinstalled OS X. Now everything is running normally, Well except that safari crashes that often I hardly use it now.
     

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