MacBook Air almost non-responsive after reboot

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by tsvdheever, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. tsvdheever macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I rarely restart or turn off my macbook air. But when I do, upon completing restart, my desktop shows as if normal. However, if I click on any application on the dock, the screen goes blank and "restarts". Not a complete restart, but the dock and menu bar on top disappears, then the icons appear one after the other, like a restart. When I click on an item in the menu-bar, the menu-bar freezes and the mac is unresponsive...

    Any ideas? I fear the only solution might be a fresh install...
     
  2. xgman macrumors 601

    xgman

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    #2
    First check all your startup folders and diagnose any trouble spots. Prefs panel/Users/loginitems, library, startupitems, launchagents, launchdeamons
     
  3. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    #3
    Plus open /Applications/Utilities/Activity Viewer.app and see if an older program is running away and eating most cycles.
     
  4. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

    SlCKB0Y

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    Sydney, Australia
    #4
    Create a new user and boot into that account.

    Also, was this a clean install or upgrade?
     

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