Constant freezes

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tarek, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Tarek macrumors 6502

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    Hello there

    I have recently been noticing that my MacBook freezes every like three or four days once and I have to hold the power button in order to hard reboot it and then it works fine again afterwards. I am not sure what is going on, could it be that I am using beta version of Mac OS X? I like to stay on the latest update possible which is why I am on High Sierra Version 10.13.4 Beta, but if that could be the issue then I don't mind going back to a more stable version.

    I often use Onyx in order to clean my MacBook up and I recently purchased an external HDD where I moved all the non-essential, bulky data so my SDD (besides the Bootcamp partition) has about 102GB of free space which is more than enough.

    Thank you!
     
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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  3. Tarek thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    What constitutes often and which operations do you do via OnyX? A lot of those utilities are not meant to be used unless there is an issue.
     
  5. Tarek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    To be honest I am not entirely sure how often but if I were to guess, I'd say once a month or a bit less. I also usually let my laptop sleep rather than power it off, but I restart it every two or three days to quicken and freshen things up.

    I've been using Onyx for years, since my older MacBooks, but it always had an "Automation" tab which I used but now I just run the default options without modifying anything.

    You can see the options in my screenshot below.

    Should I run an Apple Hardware Test and see how things go?
     

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  6. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    Right - I don't think there's any reason to run OnyX that often. Not unless you experience issues you may want to trouble shoot that way.

    Regardless, I don't think it's to blame for your issue, neither do I think hardware is. I'd recommend a clean macOS installation
     
  7. Tarek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    @casperes1996 thank you for your reply. I backed up again using Carbon Copy Cloner and I downloaded High Sierra from the App Store. What do I do now? I am guessing I'll flash Mac OS to a USB flash drive then format the Mac partition and reinstall Mac OS X, but how do I restore all my data using CCC afterwards?
     
  8. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    Right - Do you know how to make a bootable macOS installer? There are many guides if you Google it. There's an executable in the bundle you download from the app store that does it all.

    Boot into that environment, use Disk Utility to wipe the drive and then reinstall macOS.

    Afterwards, you just take what you want from you CCC clone through the Finder. Don't return the entire drive to the CCC clone, since that'll just take you back to where you were, with all the same potential issues. Only take the data you want to restore, not System data.

    For this particular task, there's no advantage to using CCC compared to Time Machine or manual data moving
     

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