Mac Beachballs After Sleep

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ieani, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. ieani macrumors 6502a

    ieani

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    #1
    I am having a recurring problem where after waking my macbook pro (2Ghz, 2GB RAM 100GB HD) many programs will incessantly beach-ball for any operation. For example in Pages everytime I typed it lagged, beachballed and then showed the text. When I right clicked to fix a spelling error it beachballed before showing the menu. While this was happening I had 55% of my CPU free and 800MB of RAM free. A restart fixes it everytime but im not sure whats causing it in the first place.

    I know macbook pros have some issues with WPA networks, which I am on. Could this be affecting it?

    I welcome any ideas.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    You mention CPU cycles and RAM. Use Activity Monitor in the Utilities folder to sort All Processes and see if there's a specific one not responding or using up a lot of your resources. I doubt it's the WPA network at this stage although you could disconnect to test it. Do you have any peripherals plugged in or connected? :)
     
  3. ieani thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ieani

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    It seems to be a problem with Safari and/or a plug-in I had been using. I just went back to firefox and when I have time will try and figure out which of the two was causing the problem.
     

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