whole computer failing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BugsBunny, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. BugsBunny macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2007
    i was just sitting on my computer this afternoon and suddenly nothing was working properly. the OS loads very slowly...then once it does load, regular apps load okay, but safari and firefox and finder will not show up. it goes to sleep much faster than it usually does. i get spinning beachballs all the time. strangely, if i click a link in adium, it will come up in safari just fine. i just upgraded to safari 4, so is that maybe a problem? any ideas?
  2. BugsBunny thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2007
    okay so i started a new profile and now safari works, but finder says "application not responding" and i've tried relaunching, nothing happens.
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Have you run hardware tests to find if your computer is failing?
  4. TheScavenger macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2007
    Kansas City, MO
    - Start up the computer while holding down the 'd' key to run diags.

    - Boot from your restore disk. Run disk utility. Repair permissions.
  5. dissdnt macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
    My dad has a similar thing happen. Turned out it was the logic board and it had to be replaced. He has AppleCare so it wasn't a big deal.
  6. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    Sit on a chair instead of your computer, that may help a bit :)

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