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Spinning Beachball of Death Problem

by schwine2 / December 17, 2008 9:16 AM PST

I have the Mac G5 version 10.4.11.

Lately, I have been having problems with the computer freezing whenever I click onto anything, such as a drop-down menu, a folder or an application.

In all these cases, I experience the Spinning Beachball of Death where the computer hangs and nothing happens.

Although repairing disk permissions on the Mac HD solves the problem immediately, its positive effects only last for 1-2 days and then the freezing problem returns.

I am not downloading online files during these intervals and I am not sure why the freezing problem returns.

Thanks for any tips or suggestions.

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You might have a corrupt system
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 17, 2008 11:44 AM PST

but this can be fixed by doing an Archive and Install of your system.

This assumes that memory (RAM), or lack thereof, is not your problem


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Archive and Install
by schwine2 / December 18, 2008 12:01 AM PST

I'll look into that solution.

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