Safari Freezing on launch, spinning beach ball

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Macman756, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Macman756 macrumors 6502a

    Macman756

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    Atlanta, GA
    #1
    Today, Safari started freezing on launch, requiring a force quit, I have never gotten it to fully launch all day, just a white screen with no URL. I reinstalled Safari, downgraded from 4 beta to 3, upgraded back to 4 and restarted a bunch, Any ideas? Spinning beach ball and the Dock says App is not responding. Thanks!
     
  2. darrenscerri macrumors regular

    darrenscerri

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    Strange. Try repairing permissions, run the maintenance scripts and clearing the cache.

    Run the Mac OS X maintenance scripts
    - open Terminal (Applications -> Utilities)
    - type: sudo periodic daily weekly monthly
    - enter your administrator password

    Repair Hard Drive Permissions
    - open Disk Utility (Applications -> Utilities)
    - go to your Macintosh HDD
    - click on Repair Disk Permissions

    For an all-in-one solution try Cocktail.
     
  3. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

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    on an off note, i didn't know you could run the maintenance scripts like that.. thanks for the heads up.
     
  4. dmilazzo9 macrumors newbie

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    Try deleting the Syndication Database File(s) in user/Library/Syndication. In my case I had 2 files in that folder, "Database3" and "Database3.BROKEN". Deleted both and restarted, and my 2 months of suffering through beachballs upon the first launch of Safari following every computer restart are now over!! And yes, I tried all the other "solutions" out there....this fixed it for me, and was the only thing that had ANY effect whatsoever.

    Here's a link to my orig post about this.....trying to be more succinct here yet still spreading the word :)

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10043037&#10043037
     

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