Macbook running slow and freezing and unfreezing, need help

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kwc26, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. kwc26 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 13" macbook that i bought in the summer of 2008, it freezes for maybe 10-30 seconds and then starts running again and then about a minute later it stops. I have plenty of space. but that pinwheel will pop up if I'm using any application. i can still move in between spaces and stuff but whatever program is running i really cant access. I can switch between tabs. Usually if im trying to write a text in a chat window (gchat/fbchat) it will say that it cant access the custom dictionary after it unfreezes, sometimes this will pop up if im trying to write in word too. If i am typing somethings and it freezes, if i keep on typing sometimes it will register what i wrote and all of the the words will pop up after it unfreezes. It is really annoying and i do not know what is wrong, ive owned this mac for two years and all of a sudden three days ago this problem popped up. Please someone help me!
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Boston, MA
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    Try:

    1. Repairing Disk Permissions
    2. Running Onyx (free application)
    3. Resetting the PRAM
    4. Restarting your computer
    5. Applying all updates
     
  3. kwc26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did all five of those things, and the problem still persists. Any other ideas on what could be wrong with my macbook?
     
  4. Vijipirate macrumors newbie

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    Whats up?

    Hey, im in the same situation, did you u find any issue or your problem remain the same ??
     
  5. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

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    My computer runs unbearably slow sometimes, even on clean installs, but especially on this because it was an upgrade from Leopard. I can say, that lessening the amount of fonts helped a lot! I don't mean deleting them, but resolving duplicates. Open Font Book, choose "select duplicated fonts" in the Edit menu, and choose "resolve duplicates" also in the Edit menu.

    AnonMac50
     

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