IMAC issues

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rajberi, May 29, 2019.

  1. rajberi macrumors newbie

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    Nov 28, 2014
    #1
    Two issues


    • if I have to restart the MAC, lots of applications start up automatically which slow the start-up process down eg MS word, excel, powerpoint
    • Other long-standing problem is that increasing, whenever I do even the simplest of task eg bold a word, enter info into an excel cell - the coloured wheel start up. I can hear the hard disk grinding away. The wheel spinning can last from 30 secs to 3-4 minutes so slows down my work!! - this is definitely an iMAC problem as I have a MacBook pro which suffers no such challenges. Both have Mojave installed. The iMAC has become a lot worse with spinning wheel (processing) since Mojave was installed
     
  2. jseq macrumors newbie

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    Oct 17, 2010
    Location:
    Portugal
    #2
    Model, year of built and specs os iMac?
    Apps are up to date for Mojave?
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    Feb 20, 2009
    #3
    When you choose "Shut Down", do you see a checkbox to "reopen windows when logging back in" ???
    If you do, make sure this box DOES NOT have a checkmark in it.

    Also, go to System Preferences/Users & Groups/Login Items. See if the apps that are opening automatically are listed there. If they are, you can remove them.

    Re the beachball issue:
    Does your iMac have a platter-based hard drive inside (instead of an SSD)?
    If so, that's probably the reason.
     
  4. TwoH macrumors newbie

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    May 19, 2019
    #4
    Not a lot of information supplied here - but more than likely sounds like an issue with your storage.
     

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