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Activity Monitor Not Responding

iMerlin

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Original poster
May 13, 2008
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Hey all, I did a search and didnt find anything, but thats what they all say!
Im running SL (updated of course) on my MacBook Pro 4,1. Im fairly new to Macs and to be honest I didnt even know about Activity Monitor till very recently. So I figured I would check out whats going on with my system and fire it up. Activity Monitor does not respond. It starts to open but then sits at this screen with a beach ball...



After a while I usually just Force Quit. Ive ran Onyx recently as well as Disk Repair and everything seems ok.

Any thoughts??
 

cedricbd

macrumors newbie
Apr 13, 2010
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Activity monitor not responding

Well, it's quite an old post, but its about the same problem as the one I'm experiencing right now. Activity monitor will open, but nothing happens, just the beach ball spinning and spinning. I tried restating my mbp (early 2010) but it won't change anything. Help please!
 

iMerlin

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
May 13, 2008
643
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Well, it's quite an old post, but its about the same problem as the one I'm experiencing right now. Activity monitor will open, but nothing happens, just the beach ball spinning and spinning. I tried restating my mbp (early 2010) but it won't change anything. Help please!


Sorry to be the messenger of bad news but I ended up having to reload Snow Leopard and it now works like a charm.
 

-aggie-

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Jun 19, 2009
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Where bunnies are welcome.
Launch Terminal, and type “top” to see what that shows.

Also, go to ~/Library/Preferences/ and move the com.apple.ActivityMonitor.plist file to the desktop (i.e., delete the plist from Preferences). Run Activity Monitor and see if it works now.
 

cedricbd

macrumors newbie
Apr 13, 2010
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thanks for the hints, but none of them worked...
I guess I'll have to reinstall leopard

Thanks a lot though
 

reggae02005

macrumors newbie
Apr 27, 2011
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Found a solution

For the last year I've had a problem with the "spinning beachball" or pinwheel whenever I opened activity monitor. I had no idea what was going on, i have 8Gb of RAM and a mbp snow leopard 6. When I first got the computer I customized some of the folders and created my own "dummie" folder to house some of the applications and then the fan effect of the folder would show everything in the folder. Well, as it turns out moving applications is not something you should do on mac. I put the activity monitor back in the "Utilities" folder and everything went back to normal. hope this is enough information, and it solves someone else's problems.
 

artofmac

macrumors newbie
Jun 14, 2011
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make alias under utility folder itself and then cut (or drag it out) to desktop.

That will work too.

Btw, thanks a lot the last post helped me alot too.
 

baytapes

macrumors newbie
May 3, 2013
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wanted to say thanks

reggae02005 I just wanted to say thanks. I had this same problem and had moved the activity monitor application to my dock. I was getting the spinning ball and the program was not responding. Anyways I did what you said below and ka ching it's working like a charm now. I'm so glad this was posted here. :)


For the last year I've had a problem with the "spinning beachball" or pinwheel whenever I opened activity monitor. I had no idea what was going on, i have 8Gb of RAM and a mbp snow leopard 6. When I first got the computer I customized some of the folders and created my own "dummie" folder to house some of the applications and then the fan effect of the folder would show everything in the folder. Well, as it turns out moving applications is not something you should do on mac. I put the activity monitor back in the "Utilities" folder and everything went back to normal. hope this is enough information, and it solves someone else's problems.
 

aidimnaushad

macrumors newbie
Oct 18, 2016
1
0
india
just do the SMC rest ,had the same problem







Hey all, I did a search and didnt find anything, but thats what they all say!
Im running SL (updated of course) on my MacBook Pro 4,1. Im fairly new to Macs and to be honest I didnt even know about Activity Monitor till very recently. So I figured I would check out whats going on with my system and fire it up. Activity Monitor does not respond. It starts to open but then sits at this screen with a beach ball...



After a while I usually just Force Quit. Ive ran Onyx recently as well as Disk Repair and everything seems ok.

Any thoughts??
 
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