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freezing problem

by etancixelsyd / December 8, 2005 7:26 AM PST

hey im running os 10.3.9 on a g3 imac (600 mhz, 256 mb ram, 40 gig hd) and for some reason, when a popup menu appears (not a popup ad, a menu) such as autofill in safari, the program in which it happens, freezes and the color wheel spins. it doesnt stop. I then need to force quit out. can you help me fix this? thanks.

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Try this
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 8, 2005 7:52 AM PST
In reply to: freezing problem

Repair permissions on the HD. Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility
Run Disk Warrior if you have it.
Do NOT run NORTON, if you have it.
Download a copy of Yasu, google for it, and run it.
Find the Safari preferences, ~/Library/Preferences/com.appl.safari.plist and dump it in the trash. (~/ indicates your home folder

Worst case, you may have to do an Archive and install if Safari is corupt.


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thank you
by etancixelsyd / December 8, 2005 9:56 AM PST
In reply to: Try this

im running disk utility right now; hadn't used this baby since i got norton utilities. its finding quite a bit of stuff. the last thing you suggested im not sure about because the problem isnt only in safari, sorry if i made it soudn that way. if its a computer wide thing would that make a difference? thanks for your help.

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Please do NOT use Norton
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 8, 2005 10:29 AM PST
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on your machine.
It is notorious for not know what it is doing in OS X


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sir yes sir!
by etancixelsyd / December 8, 2005 10:44 AM PST

ive never really liked norton much, didnt seem to do much, but i figured it really did stuff, but no immediate noticeabel stuff. i ran diskwarrior and disk utility repair and it seems to be running faster now, although the freezing hasnt stopped.

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Norton on a Mac
by RaeAtkinson / December 8, 2005 9:29 PM PST
In reply to: sir yes sir!

I think Norton runs crappy on a Windoze machine, but it really runs bad on a Mac. I would suggest doing an uninstall...but mrmacfixit could tell you much better about that. He seems to be the expert around here.
My friends Mac had Norton and it slowed things up condsiderably until it was removed. I agree with mrmac, it does not know what it is doing in a Mac.
Good Luck, I hope the problem gets fixed.

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thanks again
by etancixelsyd / December 9, 2005 1:14 AM PST
In reply to: Norton on a Mac

thank you all very much. Im glad i discovered this forum, i have gotten three great answers to three questions i had in less than a day! thanks again!

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