One (Tiger) User Account Stalls in Spotlight?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by spclark, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. spclark macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
    Got one designer's G5 (running 10.4.10) that appears to hang in Spotlight when we attempt to log into her user account.

    I can get into an Admin account, or Root, but the one she wishes to use stalls at the screen-saver image. Only Spotlight's little spyglass appears in the menu bar at top right, accompanied by the Spinning Beachball.

    Can Spotlight be "killed" using the Admin or Root account? How else can I deal with this productivity-disabling circumstance?
  2. pierrecasteneda macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2008
    did you solve this user account stalling in Spotlight?

    I have the exact problem you describe. Did you ever solve it? If so, could you let me know how?

    I was doing maintenance, had repaired disk permissions, run macjanitor, cleared all the caches, including desktop cache, then had placed all files (including the cache files ready for deletion if everything worked out okay) on the desktop into a folder. Finally I booted in safe mode. After that I have been unable to boot in normal mode, only safe mode works.


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