Computer newbie, freeze problem

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Patiencepie, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Patiencepie macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2011
    My iMac just froze after working for two hours on an important document. I went to print and the spinning rainbow wheel of doom came up and stayed for at least 10 minutes. So I moved the curser around and went to the apple icon to see if I could "quit". Then I moved it over the spot light icon, then there was no response. The rainbow stopped but so did any connection between the mouse and the keyboard with the computer... I can move the curser about but nothing responds. I had music playing and went to change the volume on the keyboard and no response. Now I am sitting here looking at my document and I am afraid to turn off the computer and restart because I will lose that document. Too bad it doesn't automatically save like on the iPad. 1800 myapple will want money to talk me through it. I was wondering if anyone could advise me!
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    Save more often. Write down what you can still see on the screen. Hope that your hard drive didn't die, too.

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