system lockups

Discussion in 'macOS' started by FortWorthMac, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. FortWorthMac macrumors 6502a

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    Hello.

    Something has happened/changed on my iMac whereby my system locks up so tight that I cannot force quit anything, or do anything else to the system. My only option is to manually reboot.

    This started last week and I thought I had removed/uninstalled the offending program (iStat Menu) but tonight my system did it again.

    Any good place to start to keep/start troubleshooting?

    What would happen if I did a time machine restore?

    I know its kinda a vague question but I'm getting frustrated.

    Thanks
    David
     
  2. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    First Aid in Disk Utility would be your best bet before you try an Archive and Install, or something of the like.
     
  3. FortWorthMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just did that, no problems found......
     
  4. FortWorthMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Windows has/had a log file one could refer to when trying to diagnose system problems. Does OS X?
     
  5. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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  6. FortWorthMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, but doing it now......
     

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