Weird Issue With Finder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by clion, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. clion macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2007
    On occasion, I find that Finder is using over 100% of the CPU on a continuous basis. No applications are running. After reaching that point, Finder crashes and the spinning beach never leaves. I have checked the drive with my other Macbook Pro, using Disk Genius via Firewire, and there appears to be no problem with the hard drive.

    The problem machine...

    Macbook Pro 2.2 Ghz, 4 Gig of RAM, hard drive is a Seagate Momentus 160 Gig 7200 RPM notebook drive.
  2. TH-Gunner macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2008
  3. BobZune macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    Have you done a permissions repair using Disk Utility?

    If you are on Leopard, download the combo update 10.5.5 (latest) from and run it, then do a permissions repair (it will take a while). Then let use the software update from Apple menu to do other updates if any are needed. See if the behavior repeats. If it does, after such a crash (restart) open Console from Applications -- Utilities and see if it gives any hints. You can post the last few lines here and someone can help further.

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