Total lockups

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Pagemakers, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

    Pagemakers

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    #1
    I've got a Mac Pro Early 2009 running ML.

    Everything has been fine until a few days ago, whereupon the entire system will lockup with the spinning ball of death after 10-15 minutes.

    No software was installed or modifications made prior to this happening.

    Things I've tried so far:

    1. Reboot: After rebooting it still happens even with nothing running.
    2. Re-installed ML
    3. Swapped the memory with another identical machine

    Any ideas?
     
  2. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    #2
    HDD is the first suspect when it comes to BBOD + freezes.
     
  3. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    I meant boot drive, regardless whether it's spinning or not :)
    SSDs can die as well. Try another drive. Check what's logged in system.log in console.
     
  5. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What type of things should I look for in system log?
     
  6. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    Any errors just before lock-up, especially I/O errors.
     
  7. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks.

    I'll check as soon as the next lockup happens.
     

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