EMERGENCY!!! [Mac book pro decided to suddenly hang in middle of very important editing work]

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sameer dhalwani, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. sameer dhalwani macrumors newbie

    sameer dhalwani

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    GUYS NEED HELP!! My Mac book pro decided to suddenly hang in middle of very important editing work. I tried restarting it.stiil runs too slow.is there a way I can make it work properly ? Want to avoid formatting it. THANK YOU!
     
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    A wee bit more information is needed. i.e. year of your MBP, OS, what application was running, anything running in the background, etc.
     
  3. sameer dhalwani thread starter macrumors newbie

    sameer dhalwani

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    Is late 2010 model.was working on lightroom software for editing pictures.it suddenly hung.and its slow ever since. OS is el captain
     
  4. sameer dhalwani thread starter macrumors newbie

    sameer dhalwani

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    I have 4 gb ram.but it says more than 3 gb is being used even without using any software.
     
  5. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    Whats the breakdown? OS X and iOS are designed to use close to 100% ram all the time. Most of the time its just file cache. Memory pressure is a better statistic.
     
  6. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    Before doing anything else copy your photos and Lightroom catalogue/library files to an external drive. That way if you have to reinstall or reformat you'll be able to open your Catalog after you reinstall Lightroom. I understand it's running slow but better slow than nothing at all.

    Don't open any other apps and just use finder to copy all the files.
     
  7. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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    This. Make sure you backup your files. My next course of action would be to reinstall Adobe Lr. If you still have issues, try reformatting your hdd - there's no reason you should be running slow just because of Lr (you may have run out of RAM, 4gb isn't much).
     
  8. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    There's also the possibility that the drive is failing hence why I say to do NOTHING else except copy the files. Then he can check to see if the drive is the problem if reinstalling Lightroom doesn't do anything.
     

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