HELP! 27" iMac constant Beachball/spinning wheel

Discussion in 'iMac' started by anc2514, May 9, 2011.

  1. anc2514 macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2011
    Frisco, Tx
    We bought this at the end of 2009, and ever since has had issues with getting the "beach ball" or spinning wheel of death anytime you click something new, try to open a file, or a program or any link, etc. It soins for about a minute then is good to go, but sometimes lasts longer and happens constantly! How can I fix this?! Its so annoying! I paid good money for this and my 6 year old MacBook Pro with Snow Leapord is blowing this one away! Here's the details:

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac10,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM101.00CC.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.53f13
    Serial Number (system): W89414595PE
    Hardware UUID: 0D367BAA-B1E9-537B-BEED-971531A63954

    System Software Overview:

    System Version: Mac OS X 10.6.7 (10J869)
    Kernel Version: Darwin 10.7.0
    Boot Volume: Macintosh HD
    Boot Mode: Normal
    Secure Virtual Memory: Not Enabled
    64-bit Kernel and Extensions: No
    Time since boot: 15 days 10:38


  2. MythicFrost macrumors 68040


    Mar 11, 2009
    Most SWOD's are from Hard Drives, as they are really slow and a bottleneck for systems. Go to Disk Utility and run Verify Disk to make sure there's no problem with it. The larger the driver the slower the seek times, etc., so that's why the laptop will seem faster.
  3. anc2514 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2011
    Frisco, Tx

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