Mac Mini freezes up, even on Force Quit and on Reboot

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Whodaddy61, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Whodaddy61 macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2014
    My Mac mini freezes up and will not let me do anything. I tried restarting-didn't work,still got same freeze issue. Same with Command Option Escape. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Did you by any chance change the RAM that came from the factory?
  3. Whodaddy61 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2014
    No, it was factory fresh. Just a few months old. Ido believe I may have a virus. Is t

    Is there a way to run in safe mode like in PC's"?
  4. OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2011
    Lucky Country
    Yes. As soon as the startup bong sounds, press and hold shift until the Apple logo appears.
  5. Alroxas macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2014
    I'm experiencing the same with my Mac Mini (Model MC815LL) as well.

    Originally, apps would just freeze (spinning pinwheel of death) including Finder so I tried booting to safe mode and repaired directories which seemed to work ok for a few days but now it's still freezing up.

    Also when running more intensive apps like Netflix, I can get like maybe 10~15 minutes of video before the entire system crashes (frozen screen, noise for sound) and forces me to do a reboot.

    Before that crash happened, I checked and saw that I was only using 10% of the HD (500 GB hard drive, only 50 GB used), plenty of RAM (8 GB in a 2x4GB configuration).

    I'm now considering doing a clean install of Maverick to see if that won't help. But any other tips, I would really appreciate.

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