Freezing

mattpen

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May 27, 2002
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I've been having this trouble lately where the entire screen freezes and the mouse won't move. I never had this problem until last week, now my comp freezes almost twice a day. The only odd thing that surprised me is that once i restart, most of the preferences on my computer are reset to the default.
 

britboy

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Nov 4, 2001
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It would be helpful if you gave some sort of idea of what you're using. What OS, which mac exactly....
 

firewire2001

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it sounds like you may be having trouble with your battery. what preferences are lost? the appletalk prefs and sum networkin stuff are saved using the battery. otherwise its prolly a software problem.

if all your prefs are lost, you may want to try re-installing X, and, if possible, re-fromat your disk, if reinstalling x doesnt work.
 

mattpen

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May 27, 2002
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well usually it's finder prefs, mail prefs, itunes prefs, and sometimes login prefs.
 

britboy

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Have you tried zapping the PRAM? You'll lose all the personal settings, but that's happening anyway isn't it? To do that, restart your mac. After you hear the chime at the startup, press down and hold the apple, option, p and r keys, together. You'll hear the chime 3 more times. Release the keys then.

That might solve your problem. If it doesn't, try replacing the PRAM battery.
 
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