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jsmith189

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I was using my iMac this morning, and things randomly froze up. I thought I'd just turn it off and leave it for a while. Come back, and it's basically useless. After about an hour I got into activity monitor, and this is what I see.

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By the time of posting this, it got up to about 60GB, then dropped down to 2GB, and now it's creeping back up again (35GB). My iMac (work machine) has been rendered essentially useless.

I saw another post that said they had the same issue and they disabled NC using:

launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plis

But I've tried that and I get, "Not a directory."

I removed all widgets and that didn't seem to help. Cleared out all notifications, didn't help. A reset doesn't help.

Any other suggestions? This is my work machine, so my money kinda depends on it lol.
 
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bogdanw

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You have to disable SIP for launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist to work.
 

jsmith189

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You have to disable SIP for launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist to work.
Just disabled, and unfortunately got the same message.
 

bogdanw

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With sudo?
sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist
and
killall NotificationCenter
 

jsmith189

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With sudo?
sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist
and
killall NotificationCenter

Yep, didn't do anything. :(

I decided to just clean install. Not trying to lose out on a full day (or more) of work when I could just start fresh overnight lol. Thank you though!
 
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