os x not responding. help?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BeyondMountains, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. BeyondMountains macrumors 6502

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    Have a new mac pro and never had this happen to me before.
    All i can move is the pointer, which had a little black/white ball next to it.. not the beach ball but now all i see is the pointer and the windows that were open.

    I tired command/optionl/esc and command/contro/q

    Anyway to get out of this? Or do I have to hard reset it by pressing the power button?

    i went with the hard reset
    rebooting took longer than normal. what should i run to see if there are any problems?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Take a look at your Console, in Utilities. That may reveal what was going wrong.
     
  3. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

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    As to running somethin, you can try repairing permissions it can't hurt afterall.

    Reason, rebooting took longer then normal, is (i cant confirm this, it's just something I think) when the computer hard resets or goes off unexpectedly. Then at the white Apple screen you will get the spinning gear, while htat spinning gear is there i THINK the computer is either checking to see if anything was damaged, or doing some sort of maintenance. All I know for sure is, OS X is a brilliant OS and for the most part can/will take care of itself.
     
  4. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Ever since I've been running leopard, I have had UI lockups fairly often - at least once a week. What I have found is the OS has not locked up, just the UI, so I will ssh into the box from another computer and do a "sudo reboot".

    I've tried a little to try to find a process that is the culprit, but haven't found it yet.
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    In Leopard versions prior to 10.5.2 I've had SystemUIServer lock up on me. Fortunately, fixing this just requires quitting the process and restarting the computer - but it always comes back.
     

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