Beach ball - Make it stop

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dave92029, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. dave92029 macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2008
    My system has been locking up the last few days. I see the beach ball and on my istat bar my cpu shows I'm at 190%+ ???

    Safari is the one program that is open. I have managed to turn off my internet connection so Safari can't be sending or receiving any data ... I hope.

    Do I have a Virus?

    How can I force Safari to close? The beach ball prevents me from closing Safari in the usual way. I have very limited access to my iMac Late 2009

    I using my PC to write to call for assitance
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    You can open up Activity Monitor and check what's locking stuff up.

    You can click on the Apple in the top left and then Force Quit, find Safari and force quit it.

    You can control click Safari in the Dock, and if it only says Quit instead of Force Quit, you can press Option while that menu is open and Force Quit will appear.

    If that doesn't work, try to shut down/restart, and if that doesn't work, just hold the power button long enough for it to shut down. Reboot and you're fine.
  3. dave92029 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2008
    Thanks, But downloading google Chrome seems to have fixed it

    >>>> I really didn't want to do this.

    I downloaded Google Chrome. Then I reopened Safari. Safari is now working super fast. Hope that doesn't happen again.

    Thank you for your assistance!!!:D

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