beach balls

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Acorn, May 27, 2013.

  1. Acorn macrumors 68020

    Acorn

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    is beach balls the result of the hard drive (platter). I did a reinstall and its worse now so im wondering if the hard drive is going bad and if a ssd would fix it. it seems like sometimes i click something and it gets stuck with beach ball then i have to either restart or force quit the app to fix it.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It certainly could be a failing drive, but it could also be software-related, as in a runaway process. To help rule out software possibilities, this may help:
     
  3. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Use disk utility to verify the disk and fix a fixable problem
     
  4. Acorn thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I will look into running disk check. I plan on selling the machine so I need to get to the bottom of it. im not going to just dump it on someone else. if i cant figure it out or suspect a drive problem i will put a ssd in it.
     
  5. ~~Hello~~ macrumors 6502

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    Mine's done that ever since I bought it in 2010. I think in my case it's due to only having 4 gigs of ram and having too many programs open.
     

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