Powerbook Catches Fire...

hob

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...or at least that's what will happen if I can't figure out what's going on...!

Attached is a screenshot of my Activity Monitor.... My processor is running at 100% with Finder taking up a massive proportion of that... for no reason! Any ideas?
 

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chv400

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hat's not suposed ot happen i had a similar thing happen to me before but i dont remeber how i fixed it i think i just relaunched it a bunch of times and restarted repairing permissions could never hurt.
 

hob

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chv400 said:
hat's not suposed ot happen i had a similar thing happen to me before but i dont remeber how i fixed it i think i just relaunched it a bunch of times and restarted repairing permissions could never hurt.
Whatever it is, it's not unique to me - although it is unique to my user account on my powerbook. I logged into a different account i have sitting around for times like this, and the finder ran normally! I'm gonna keep poking it till it works!
 

chv400

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i think i might have an idea try installing something new so that OS X will run the Optimizing Disk performance thing and it migt fix something. OS X might also be behind on its maintenece tasks that i usually does late at night. i know there's a way to run the tasks fro the terminal but i'm not too srue how to do it. maybe some will have that info.
 

hob

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Cheers Wes, oddly enough I found that solution before I checked the forum again! I decided to rebuild my user account, and found it was indeed an icon on the desktop. Now all I have to do is work out which one... which could take some time! Wish I'd just waited for you to post instead of going through the malarky that I did!

If anybody needs me, I'll be at my local burns unit getting my legs looked at...! :p
 

hcuar

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hob said:
Cheers Wes, oddly enough I found that solution before I checked the forum again! I decided to rebuild my user account, and found it was indeed an icon on the desktop. Now all I have to do is work out which one... which could take some time! Wish I'd just waited for you to post instead of going through the malarky that I did!

If anybody needs me, I'll be at my local burns unit getting my legs looked at...! :p
Good grief!!! Hopefully you weren't planning to have children anytime soon. :eek:
 

KingSleaze

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hob said:
If anybody needs me, I'll be at my local burns unit getting my legs looked at...! :p
How many times do we need to tell people, it's a notebook, not a laptop. You run the risk of serious damage by putting these things on your unprotected lap.

Incidentally, I leave my PB running at 100% all the time, Folding for Team MacRumors.
 

Lacero

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That's happened to me before where Finder would run 100% CPU. I don't remember what the cause of it or how I fixed it. I remember just letting it run until it stopped. Sometimes it's caused by an improperly mounted network disk.
 
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