The problem when your computer/device as a whole OR an individual application becomes unresponsive, "hanging" as it were, in mid air.

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My macbook pro hard drive seems to be corrupted, should I replace it?

I have a 2,26GHz mid-2009 macbook pro with 8Gb Ram and mountain lion (mac os x 10.8.2). Recently my computer doesn' t stop freezing and I have to force the computer to shut down. Then I ...
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iMac freezing with graphical artifacts, what to do?

My iMac 27" from 2011 has recently been experiencing random freezes. It either restarts or I am forced to reboot (holding power button several seconds). When frozen the iMac does not respond to pings ...
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iMessage freeze and crash

I am having this problem where I open up iMessage on my iPod Touch 4th Gen iOS 6.0.1 and it freezes after 3 seconds. There is a specific message that is causing this. This app opens up at this ...
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How do I know which process is causing my computer to hang?

My computer is a 15" Macbook Pro with Retina display, and I'm on OS X version 10.8.2. I have had this my computer for several months. In the past few days, the computer has been completely ...
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Macbook Pro with 10.7.5 hanging when closing screen

I have some problems on my Macbook. Whenever I close the screen and I open it up again, the problem starts. Sometimes I am able to login, but once I am inside, the computer freezers. Other times I ...
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Checking for bad blocks without formatting

My Mac tends to pause every now then when preforming simple tasks such as right clicking, opening menus and typing (It actually just froze when I started typing this question.). I've read in a few ...
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Snow Leopard Install Hangs

I currently have a 2010 15" MacBook Pro installed with OS X Lion and wish to downgrade it to Snow Leopard. However when trying to boot into the Snow Leopard installer for a clean install, it hangs at ...
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Strange Freeze on My MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.0GHZ (A1150 / MA600LL) & No Sound After Boot

I have a MacBook Pro 15" A1150 (MA600LL) that will not boot except in safe mode. It gets almost all of the way through the boot then freezes with two vertical checkerboard lines and the ...
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Retina Macbook pro freezes when Notification centre is triggered

Okay, so this is a really weird error. Every so often when I trigger the notification centre using the two finger swipe, the machine will freeze. The notification centre can't be dismissed and any ...
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iMac hanging on startup

I've got a 2011, 21.5" iMac with a 1TB hard drive (likely Seagate, although I don't think I can check right now). After it froze, I did a cold restart by holding down the power button for a few ...
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Time machine freezes mac?

I had just installed new SSD on main bay and move HDD instead of SuperDrive on my 2011 MBP. All works perfectly but Time Machine. It freezes entire mac when I trying open Options on Time machine ...
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Freeze issue after installing an optical bay drive

I am having issues after I installed another drive in the optical bay. When I wake the computer from sleep, it randomly freezes within 0-5 minutes. I cannot do anything, the mouse won't move, trackpad ...
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iMessage Conversation Freeze

I was messaging a friend then suddenly it gave me an error saying the message was not sent and I had to re-try sending the message. Since then, my iMessage freezes if I go into that same message. I ...
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Mountain Lion freezes for 20 seconds after waking up from suspend to disk

Is there any way to get a progress bar or whatever when waking up from suspend to disk? I remember seeing other Macbooks with older versions of OS X which showed a nice little progress bar after ...
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Is it a bad practice to mount network/slow shares under `/Volumes`?

I'm using curlftpfs with macfuse to mount some ftp sites through automount. The mount directories for each share is in /Volumes folder. Now iTunes on each startup tries to read ...
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login screen hangs when I try to switch users without disconnecting VNC client

I'm fast-user switched to the login screen. However, when I start to type my user name and password the keyboard input freezes before I am finished and I get the spinning beach ball and can't log in. ...
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Mac Mini Keeps freezing and have to manually power down and restart

I have a mac mini 2.3Ghz Intel Core i5 running 2GB 1333 MHz DDR3. The mac keeps freezing. Sometimes while I'm working on it, but often just when I leave it and it won't wake up and I have to hold ...
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iMessage message freeze

I have an iPod Touch 4G and my software is updated to iOS 6.1. I was messaging someone then suddenly it gave me an error saying the message was not sent and I had to re-try sending the message. ...
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Keyboard and Mouse freeze after deep sleep (Mountain Lion)

I got a mid 2011 MacBook Air 13.6" and its keyboard and mouse freezes very often after I leave it in sleep mode for some time and it wakes up. Only the power key and the lid detector are still ...
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Xserver crashing, logs are incomplete as to why

We are currently running an OS X Server, and for the past month or two, it has been crashing around the same times. There is no rhyme or reason as to why, and the logs do not tell a full picture as to ...
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Mountain Lion System Freeze - Poor Memory Handling?

Useful details: Core2Duo mid 2010 Macbook Air, 128Gb SSD, 2Gb RAM. Since I upgraded to Mountain Lion I've had this occur a few times. I'll be running my system and it'll completely freeze, no ...
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How can I dismiss a frozen “Deleting Trash” dialog box?

I have the trash dialog box up, and it's frozen. What process needs to be killed in order to remove it, without having to restart?
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MacBook freezes with three beeps

My Feb-2011 MacBook Pro hangs with three beeps. I noted the first strange thing a few days ago. The MacBook was in standby (as always) but very hot (not usual). I thought some process must have ...
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Keyboard and Touchpad temporarily deactivate, all else working

This has started happening several times today. Lasting for 20 seconds or so, the keyboard and touchpad on my Macbook Pro stop responding to inputs. Everything else is working fine and I can see ...
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Dashboard or iCal hang with 100% CPU usage

Running on Mac OS X 10.7.4, issues list this seem to be riddled in Google searches but nothing like my issue, which persists even when I take all the steps. My story... Brought up Dashboard today ...
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Cannot open Mail Preferences in Mountain Lion

I have a user that whenever she tries to open mail preferences it consistently locks up with the pinwheel icon and requires her to force quit mail. Mac mail was fine until a gmail account was added to ...
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What might cause mouse and keyboard freezes after updating to OSX 10.8.2?

After the 10.8.2 update, keyboard and mouse input is hanging intermittently on my 2011 MacBook Air. It occurs in several applications (have tested with Safari and App Store). The keyboard input and ...
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Macbook Pro hangs when booting into Boot Camp Windows 7

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro 15" 10.7.4 with Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp. A few days ago, I tried to boot into Windows 7 and it just froze after I selected the Boot Camp volume on the Select Drive ...
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Terminal in full screen mode: how do I recover from “cat /dev/random”

What are the ways I can regain control over my computer when I have terminal in full screen mode and type: cat /dev/random
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iMac 2011 spinning beach ball after login

the following is the HW profile of my iMac: Hardware Overview: Model Name: iMac Model Identifier: iMac12,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 2.5 GHz ...
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Can't get past the login screen even with a correct password

I recently upgraded a 2010 MacBook Pro to Mountain Lion, and it's worked fine for the most part. Today, however, upon waking up from sleep, the laptop won't go past the login screen. I enter the ...
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Preview Bug with (Mountain) Lion — hangs/crashes on repeat postscript openings

I have been able to duplicate this error on both Lion and Mountain Lion. Open a(n) (enhanced) post-script file (either .ps or .eps) using preview. It should convert properly to PDF and be displayed ...
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Mac doesn't respond after sleep mode: how to Prevent this?

My mac often doesn't respond after sleep mode. What can be the reason? There are a lot of articles about what to do in this situation. But I can find nothing about how to Prevent it. Mac is macbook ...
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How to stop MacBook Pro (Retina) from freezing/locking at the login/authentication dialogue, after wake?

Steps to reproduce: Be doing anything Close the lid of the computer Wait around for a while Open the lid of the computer Login prompt for last logged in user appears, battery and time MAY update, ...
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How to solve stuttering after upgrade to Mountain Lion?

After upgrading to Mountain Lion, audio playback in iTunes stutters, as well as video playback and other minor system hangs. How can I solve this without a downgrade? Is there confirmation of it ...
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Mountain Lion sometimes hangs when mouse enters Dock – pointer is movable, but the MacBook Air seems otherwise frozen

I have a mid-2011 13" MacBook Air (MacBookAir4,2 with Intel HD Graphics 3000). Since installing Mountain Lion I sometimes encounter a problem when I move the mouse cursor over the dock to click ...
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What is causing Lion's Mail to freeze for upwards of 45 seconds after launch?

This just started happening today. I have no idea what is causing it. No useful system.log information. I tried rebuilding the envelope files to no avail.
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How does 'stuck' (in results of 'top') relate to 'not responding' (in Activity Monitor), 'spin' or 'hang'?

In results of top commands, I sometimes see stuck. Apple's top(1) OS X Manual Page does not explain this use of the word. How, if it all, does stuck relate to the following? not responding – ...
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MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion freezes frequently (full screen Flash in Chrome, Messages, HTC on USB)

Problems following an upgrade to Mountain Lion on a 13-inch, Early 2011 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro8,1 with Intel HD Graphics 3000). With Google Chrome, I was watching YouTube video fullscreen – Flash ...
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With Firefox Aurora, Mountain Lion hung - but the mouse still worked

I've just had my first Mountain Lion lockup. The screen was entirely frozen in place (I have seconds displayed on my clock in iStat Menu and even that wasn't moving) BUT the mouse still worked. I ...
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Ipod Classic 120 GB frozen when syncing with a new PC.

I am trying to sync my Ipod Classic with my new PC, and my iTunes account is the same username, login, etc. My iPod has frozen in the "Connected- Eject before disconnecting" screen. It isn't syncing, ...
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Every time I try to empty my recycling bin it gets stuck

I'm trying to empty my trash but everytime I do it gets stuck. The only way to get it off the screen, even after hours is to force quit.
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Regular Boot System Unresponsive

My computer was working fine until last night when I restarted. When the computer booted up and I logged into my account, I suddenly got the beachball whenever I tried to open an application. For ...
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What can I do about frequent beach ball Safari and other apps?

I very frequently get the beachball and occasionally the wristwatch (as in every minute or so if I'm using the machine multi app) as I use my Mac. This appears in all apps, especially Apple core apps. ...
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Faulty 2006 iMac - what is it useful for?

I own a 2006 iMac, which, alas, has a known manufacturing fault. Because of the poorly-designed cooling system, the graphics card (soldered to the motherboard) has become defective and the system ...
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Has FileVault crashed?

I've just enabled FileVault 2 on my mid-2012 MacBook Air and am worried it has crashed. I've entered all the details and clicked "Restart" and now have a greyed out System Preference pane with a ...
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Vertical lines on iMac

I have vertical lines showing up on my 2.16 GHz 2 GB RAM Core 2 Duo iMac. Any idea what's going on and what I need to do to fix it? My computer is also freezing frequently.
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Freezes on MacBook w/ Lion with Intel 330 SSD

I installed an Intel 330 SSD (120GB) in my MacBook (4,1) a few weeks ago. I reinstalled a fresh Mac OS X Lion (10.7.4) to make sure there are no issues with the new drive. However, since then I ...
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Why does Force Quit Applications freeze?

When an app freezes on my app, I will press Command ⌘+Option ⌥+Esc ⎋ to open the Force Quit window. However, this will take minutes often, and clicking on the Force Quit button freezes the Force Quit ...
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Why does Xcode always have trouble submitting archives to iTunes? [closed]

Some Background Xcode not submitting to iTunes flawlessly has ALWAYS plagued me! I just don't understand what's going on, ever! I know what I am doing, I have quite a few apps in the iTunes App ...