Frozen PB After 3 Restars - Mouse Moves Everything Else Fozen- HELP!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HelixOmnimedia, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. HelixOmnimedia macrumors 6502a


    Jul 26, 2006
    Traveling The World

    Hello Everyone,

    My Powerbook in non-responsive, even after 3 restarts.

    I was working in a word doc, when everything just froze. Word, finder, I couldn't click on any folder or buttons. This has never ever happened before in the last 4 years i've had macs.
    I restarted the PB by holding the power button as nothing else would work.

    It restarted and automatically logged into the account. The mouse moves and that's it. Everything else is frozen.
    I can't click on anything to open it, when i got down to (any application) the name appears, but when I click it nothing happens. I've restarted the Powerbook three time, and its still the same.

    I'm starting to panic, as I have two major assingments on it, which are due in on Monday and i don't have backups (just started them yesterday).

    Thanks for any information.

    I'm using my neighbours WinXP computer to send this. I'll go back home and check what the PB is doing. I should have brought it with me.
  2. Shaduu macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2007
    I got this after coffee was unintentionally spilt on the trackpad. First of all, when your system freezes, are you using the trackpad or a mouse? If you're using the trackpad, try plugging in a USB mouse and disabling the trackpad in System Preferences.
  3. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2006
    Could be several things, lets try to eliminate a few:
    First, pop in your system CD, restart, hold down the "C" key so that the Mac boots off of the CD. You do not want to run the system installer, depending on which operating system you have, you want to run Disk Utility --> Repair Disk.

    Next, eject the CD, start up with the Shift key held down, you will be booting in Safe Mode which will run a directory repair (of sorts!) and flush some system and font caches. Once it finishes booting, which will take much longer than normal, run Disk Utility --> Repair Disk Permissions.

    Restart normally, report back in!

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