MacBook Air almost non-responsive after reboot

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

  1. tsvdheever macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2014
    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


    Aug 6, 2007
    First check all your startup folders and diagnose any trouble spots. Prefs panel/Users/loginitems, library, startupitems, launchagents, launchdeamons
  3. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Plus open /Applications/Utilities/Activity and see if an older program is running away and eating most cycles.
  4. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Create a new user and boot into that account.

    Also, was this a clean install or upgrade?

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