Hi, I have the beach ball of death.

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  1. taru91 macrumors regular

    taru91

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    Hello, today I noticed that I was getting the beach ball when browsing a website. So, I went to disk utility and tried to verify permissions. After clicking Verify, the beach ball appeared on Disk Utility, then when I tried changing to finder so I could force quit Disk utility, Finder got the beach ball.

    I don't know what to do at the moment. I'm guessing my HDD is gonna die soon? What should I do now ? :)
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    MacBook or iBook? How old?
    What does the SMART status say in Disk Utility of you HDD?
    Is the HDD full?

    Have you tried a restart?

    Which webpage did it occur on?

    As you can see here, there are quite a lot of threads about this, so a little more clarification needs to be done.
     
  3. taru91 thread starter macrumors regular

    taru91

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    Oh sorry, forgot to include that info:

    White Macbook 2.4GHz early 2008. Bought it around April last year.
    SMART status is: Verified
    The website was: kotaku.com
    And yes, I did restart the computer two times, because it froze twice. :(

    Edit: oh and the HDD isn't full, 34 GB used of the 148GB
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Okay, all 140 items of that page you mentioned loaded without beachballing my MBP and it has 2..53GHz and 4GB RAM.

    You could use the Install DVD and boot from that and use Disk Utility there to repair permissions or even the disk.

    http://macs.about.com/od/leopard105/ss/installleopard_3.htm
     
  5. taru91 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, thank you. I'm going to try booting from the install DVD and see if it works :D
     
  6. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Try emptying/deleting your Cache from your Library folder and in Safari. That should help a bit.
     
  7. taru91 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well, running Disk utility from the install DVD worked :), thanks for your help
     

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