iTunes keeps beachballing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by davmcn, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. davmcn macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2011
    title basically says it all.

    iTunes is playing music while i'm browsing the web, writing papers and using it, and it randomly beach balls, and stays for about a minute and then is fine for a while, then does the same thing. Restart hasn't worked, nor has restarting iTunes. Also it does it to all songs, not just a certain one.
  2. visim91 macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2011
    Is your library located on a separate hard drive?

    Do me a favor and check "Activity Monitor" to see if there are any spikes in CPU usage by iTunes when playing/switching songs. Have everything open (work etc.) as you normally would. Post a screenshot of the whole monitor as well so that we can see how the memory is being used in general.

    (Search for Activity Monitor in Spotlight)
    (To screenshot: Press & hold "Command Shift 4"; then click & drag the cursor over the Activity monitor - the image is saved to your desktop)

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