Beach ball at login

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Mdv2, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. Mdv2 macrumors regular

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    #1
    A few weeks ago I installed ML on my Macbook Unibody Late 2008. Initially, it worked all fine but now I every time get to see a beach ball at the login screen after start up or sleep.

    Could it be some application that is set to launch at startup? If so, how to figure?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    Delete any occurrences of unwanted apps from the following locations:
    • System Preferences > Accounts > yourusername > Login Items
      (Lion and ML users: System Preferences > Users & Groups > yourusername > Login Items)

    • /Library/LaunchAgents/
      (Lion and ML users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path above)

    • ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
      (Lion and ML users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path above)

    • /Library/StartupItems/
      (Lion and ML users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path above)
     
  3. Mdv2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    Thanks for the help; I deleted some old junk, but no change. Any other ideas?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #4
    If you're having performance issues, this may help:

    Follow every step of the following instructions precisely. Do not skip any steps.
    1. Launch Activity Monitor
    2. Change "My Processes" at the top to "All Processes"
    3. Click on the "% CPU" column heading once or twice, so the arrow points downward (highest values on top).
      (If that column isn't visible, right-click on the column headings and check it, NOT "CPU Time")
    4. Click on the System Memory tab at the bottom.
    5. Take a screen shot of the entire Activity Monitor window, then scroll down to see the rest of the list, take another screen shot
    6. Post your screenshots.
     

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