Clean Install?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Oldmanmac, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Oldmanmac macrumors 6502

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    I am using ML 10.8.5. I'm beginning to have frequent freezes. What would be the least intensive way to remedy this? Can I just re-install ML or do I need to do a 'clean install'?
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    What have you been doing when this "freezing" occurs?

    What happens? Do you get the spinning beach ball? By "freeze" do you mean you can do absolutely nothing? How do you get out of that state?
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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  4. Oldmanmac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When it freezes it does nothing. No spinning beach ball and at startup it does nothing. Such that I hold the Power button 10 secs, wait about 2 secs, then try powering up again.

    As far as 'console log', I'm not fluent in Unix ~ cmd line stuff.
     
  5. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    Console is an application in the utilities folder /Applications/Utilities

    Ever thing it logs has a time stamp, try to find what it said around the time the freezing occurred.
     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Ok, what model of Mac is this? How old is it?
     

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