beachballing!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Pau.c, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Pau.c macrumors regular

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    ok over the past few days the beachballing has been getting me frustrated! it is getting worse and worse!

    do i call apple and tell them about it as it should not be beachballing or do i do a complete system reboot?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    It would help to know a little bit more about your computer and what applications you're running...
     
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Darn, I was really expecting something else with that thread title. :rolleyes:

    1) Restart
    2) Zap PRAM
    3) Run Disk Utility and repair disk.
     
  4. Pau.c thread starter macrumors regular

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    im running a 13.3" aluminium macbook Pro only 2 months old!

    i think i should call apple see what they say as i have applecare etc!
     
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    ... and what applications are you running?

    "My computer is broken. FIX IT!" :rolleyes:
     
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    Take a look under  -> System Preferences -> Accounts -> Login Items. Anything listed there?
     
  8. Pau.c thread starter macrumors regular

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    nope nothing there at all! its really annoying me!
     
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    Try creating a new user account. (You can leave your current one as-is.) Does it run fine there?
     
  12. Pau.c thread starter macrumors regular

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    i have tried my guest login and the first thing it did was pop up when i went onto it :( thanks for your help, ill just call apple tomorrow see what they say!
     
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  14. Pau.c thread starter macrumors regular

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    yup the beachball i have a look at istat and im not even using 10% of the system!
     
  15. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Go to the Apple Menu -> Software Update and download/install the latest "Performance Update." It should help.
     
  16. freesonwang macrumors member

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    Find the "Console.app" (use Spotlight, or go to the Utilities folder in Applications), and see what error is popping up.
     

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