Spinning beachball of death

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Torontosoconfus, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. Torontosoconfus macrumors newbie

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    I was watching Netflix (of course) and the screen froze. Then the sound froze. I couldn't force quit to i powered off. When I restarted, everything opened fine, then after a few seconds the beachball came up. It won't let me click on anything, I can't do any keyboard commands. I tried closing lid and opening, didn't help. Since I can't restart due to not being able to click anything, I have powered off then on many times. Always it loads perfectly normal to the desktop home page, but then the beachball comes back. I can move the mouse around not can't click anything. Help?!
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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  3. Torontosoconfus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The PRAM reset didn't work (I thought it had, but it only took a few seconds longer for the beachball to come back).

    I tried the hard drive utility check from a previous forum and it came back with no errors.

    Thanks so much for your suggestions so far! Any other suggestions?!
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    What OS version are you on? If Lion or newer, try holding command+r at boot to get to recovery and from there use Disk Utility to verify the disk. Does that show any errors?
     
  5. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    Try:
    • Repair Permissions from Disk Utility and reboot.
    • Create a new user, reboot, login into the new user. Does the issue still happen in the new user account?
     

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