Pinwheel when waking up

zrankin

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Jun 16, 2009
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Ok, so I can't find any other thread out there about this... I was wondering what the fix for when my iMac 27 c2d comes out of sleep and pinwheels for about 4-5 sec.
It only started doing this when I updated to 10.6.2
THANKS
 

zedsdead

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I had a kernel panic yesterday, and now whenever my iMac reboots, the Finder gets the pinwheel for several seconds. I think I may have to do a fresh install which I am really not happy about.:mad:
 
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zrankin

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Jun 16, 2009
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Try repairing your permissions with Disk Utility
<<<Did this multiple times... No luck thanks for the reply tho... also tried zapping the PRAM still doing IT... Might have to just try a fresh install... Anybody else still having the pinwheel problem after waking???
THANKS
 
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yellow

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Create another user. Log in as that user. Put the machine to sleep. Wake it up. Pinwheel? Then it's likely either a hardware issue (3rd party RAM?) or a system issue (you could reinstall, if you wanted to) or a 3rd party kernel extension that is causing the issue. OR, it could be re-acquiring network connections (wireless?)

No pinwheel? Then it's probably something relegated to your primary user's Library, which means you have a lot of work ahead of you trying to figure out what it is, but ultimately faster than a reinstall, which wouldn't fix your problem anyway if it's in your user Library.
 
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