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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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 ...
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Messages beta hangs. How to remove it or at least its accounts?

I've received a huge iMessage and now the App hangs. I can't remove the App, because it's only possible via the menu item which is not responding. Removing ~/Documents/iChat/* and ~/Library/Messages/* ...
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MBAir 13" 2011 blinks after open lid

I have a 2011 MBA (13", 10.7.2, 256 GB). Very often, when I open the lid (and the MacBook is sleeping) the system freezes for 2-3 seconds, then the display blinks; after that, the system waits 1-2 ...
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Time Machine Backup freezing computer

Time Machine on my computer is trying to backup onto a external hard drive, but the only thing I get is the famous beach ball of death which makes my computer extremely slow. When I go to cosole.app ...
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Preview hangs while viewing images / PDFs files within mounted sparsebundle

I often keep all my personal files within a sparsebundle image, and notice that the built-in Preview often freezes while viewing jpeg/gif/png/pdf files. You can see the candy spinning for a good 30 ...
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How do I stop my MacBook Pro from randomly freezing when trying to go to sleep?

My 2011 MacBook Pro has been having a problem occasionally where I put it to sleep, but it continues to run. Later when I go use it again, I realize that it was on the whole time (usually inside my ...
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Restored from Time Machine, no boot

I restored from a Time Machine backup onto a new HDD, this was using a disc with OS X Lion Upon boot, in verbose mode, the text hangs after initpool: offset = 0x08000000 size = 0x0800000. I would be ...
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Why is my login screensaver freezing, instead of the display going to sleep?

I have an iMac running Mac OS 10.6.8 with fast user switching enabled, Vine VNC server running on one user account, and the login screen displayed. The screensaver on the iMac activates but then ...
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Occasional system hangups after upgrade to Lion: is it a disk or software problem?

I have an 13 inch MacBook unibody Alu (early 2009, before they started to be called MacBook Pro) that I use every day for many hours (it's my work and life computer). Few weeks ago within few days I ...
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MacBook frozen immediately after logging in

I've had an ongoing issue (since Snow Leopard and now on Lion) with my MacBook Air. After a restart or when I boot the machine up, I type in my password to login, and then about 25% of the time it ...
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Can't delete folder named __MACOSX

So, I have a folder in my ~./Trash folder, and I can't seem to delete it. It's named __MACOSX, and I've tried everything I can think of to get rid of it. Finder won't start at all because of it (it ...
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How to kill stuck Screen sharing authentication dialogue?

Sometimes when connecting to a screen sharing machine in Finder, the authentication dialogue hangs indefinitely. The only way I've been able to get rid of it is log out. So far I've tried killing a ...
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Built-In Trackpad and Keyboard Unresponsive after Sleep or Restart

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008) that's currently running 10.7.3. I've been finding that it will intermittently freeze and then I have to shut down and restart the computer, but sometimes ...
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Can't get Safenote to open; freezes on loading screen

I've had the Safenote app for quite a while now and have a lot of useful notes in there. But now it won't open—it's frozen on the loading screen. Is there any way of getting it working again? I'm ...
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Is my MacBook Pro hard drive dying?

I have an early 2011 13" MBP, i7, 8GB crucial RAM, 500 GB Seagate ST9500325ASG. I've had it for about 4 months. Twice, including last night, the beach ball appears, concurrent with a sound that can ...
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Why does my computer auto-restart after freezing (Lion 10.7.3), even when disabled?

Since recently upgrading to "Lion 10.7.3" I have had repeated instances of the machine hanging/crashing without warning and then silently restarting. Problem is, that such automatic restarts happen ...
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Preventing Resume after Hang/Crash OS X 10.7.3

Since recently upgrading to "Lion 10.7.3", I have had repeated instances of the machine hanging/crashing without warning and then silently restarting. While this is annoying enough, the point of this ...
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My Mac freezes when using Safari

I am using a Mac with OSX Snow Leopard. Sometimes I am playing some media through Safari and my Mac freezes. I basically cannot do anything. The trackpad does not work anymore as well as the ...
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Macbook Pro 13 mouse freezes after wake up

I have a Macbook Pro 13" bought in December which means it is the latest available version. (MacBookPro8,1 , 2,4 Ghz Intel Core i5, 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3, Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB) I have problems ...
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OSX able to throttle down CPU on heavy usage?

I have a company macbook with a 4 core 2,8Ghz i7 (to much power for a "laptop" if you ask me, whatever). Sadly the cooler seems not to be able to handle 100% cpu usage. Sometimes filevault stresses ...
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Adding a bookmark or a web page to the reading list in Safari causes freeze

When I try to add a bookmark or a web page to the reading list in safari it freezes. How do I solve this problem and what is causing it? Systeminfo Mac OS 10.6.8
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Operating System becomes unstable after prolonged use

My setup uname -a prints: Darwin Jutsu.local 11.2.0 Darwin Kernel Version 11.2.0: Tue Aug 9 20:54:00 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1699.24.8~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64 Mac OS X Version: 10.7.3 as of this post ...
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C and C++ executables freeze in Lion, remotely hosted on Ubuntu box [closed]

I'm trying to compile and run some very simple C and C++ code in Lion. Compilation works fine. Running the executable leads to the 'spinning beach ball of death.' Force-quitting out of Terminal ...
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3 finger select and drag freezes Finder

Using the 3 finger drag to swipe across document icons and then dragging from one finder window to another (say drag and dropping to an external drive) freezes the icons in their position on the ...
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Random iOS Mail App Freezes?

I've found myself depending more and more on the Mail app's ability to pull down mail from the servers immediately upon their arrival, and for the most part it works flawlessly. Every now and then, ...
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How do I determine what is locking up my machine?

My MBP is suddenly locking up to the point that only a power down will fix it. Neither command+alt+esc or command+alt+shift+esc do anything. It started by getting some nice screens in multiple ...
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Why does Safari freeze on YouTube HTML5 videos?

I'm in YouTube HTML5 trial, and the experience is terrible with Safari. Every video is lagging severely, and the browser gets unresponsive constantly. I have zero problems with the Flash version, ...
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loginwindow process out of control

I have an early 2010 27" iMac that is the family computer. It has 5 user accounts on it. (Not sure if this is relevant or not). Often times I'll come home and the login screen won't appear. Usually ...
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How can I get my MacBook to stop freezing after I switch back to Mac OS from Windows 7 in Bootcamp

I have a problem I could not find anywhere else. Maybe somebody here has an idea on how to solve it. I have a MacBook Pro, early 2011, 2.2 GHz i7 with the AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 1680 x 1050 display. ...
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Why does my iMac freeze since I upgraded to Lion? And how can I fix it?

My iMac (late 2009) worked great with Snow Leopard. After upgrading to Lion I am loosing the Mac vs. Windows war at home. The iMac freeze except for the mouse. The only thing to do is to restart with ...
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How to fix a hanging Logic Pro 9.1.5 on Snow Leopard?

I'm using Logic Pro 9.1.5 on my MacBook Pro (2.4 Ghz CPU, 7200 RPM HDD). I have Snow Leopard. When I'm doing nothing special, working on my project, Logic sometimes freezes and I'm stuck with a ...
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Restart automatically if the computer freezes

There is a new option in the power management system preference to "restart automatically if the computer freezes". How does this work exactly? How can the computer check that it is frozen if it ...
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How can I recover from a frozen fullscreen application / game?

A few times now, Starcraft 2 has frozen up on my wife's Macbook Pro, but the mouse pointer still moves and the sound keeps playing. I can also SSH in from a different machine. The keyboard shortcut ...
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Extreme MacBook Pro Slowdown/Freeze

My MacBook Pro (2007) on Lion has a strange behaviour. Sometimes Chrome browser stops working. When I then launch Safari, it can not load any web page. When I try to download a large file, it can be ...
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How do I make Spotlight stop indexing my Backup drive?

I have a 2TB external drive I use for Time Machine. At random intervals, it will decide to spin up and my entire UI freezes until it's finished. This is incredibly annoying. It appears that this is ...
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iMac inconsistenly hanging and showing beach ball

This past week, I've been having constant problems with my 2007 Aluminium iMac (2.4GHz, 3GB memory, 320GB HDD). I've been downloading using Transmission, and when (sometimes) stopping or starting a ...
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Cannot install Adobe CS5 - install hangs at calculating time

I am not able to install any of the Adobe CS5 software. The installer hangs when calculating time. Here's what I found in the installer log: [ 0] Mon Oct 3 21:22:13 2011 INFO ::START ...
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MacBook Pro freezes 4 or 5 times a day with no info in the Console

My mid-2011 MBP (Core i7, Lion), seems to fart around 4 or 5 times a day. It usually happens randomly. There doesn't seem to be any issues in Console before the "boot" line. What happens is that ...
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SecurityAgent causing a freeze

Intermittently, I witness a freeze with my MacPro and I was wondering if anyone has had a similar freeze and found a cure. Some background: I have my screen saver turned off. I have Energy Star set to ...
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Lion hangs on boot with empty progress bar and then switches off

Today as I was working on my MacBook Pro, it became incredibly slow and almost impossible to work with. I spent five minutes trying to restart it from the system menu, and eventually I did. It took ...
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iMac shows frozen at bootup, but computer running normally in background

I'm on an Intel iMac running Lion. I'm having major issues with my iMac. The iMac froze whilst using Chrome, and I was forced to reset it. After the reset the screen seemed to freeze on the apple ...
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Hard drive is failing, iMac is freezing?

So this is my third hard drive that I installed on my intel Mac OS X desktop (made in 2007), and I installed Western Digital Black Caviar (which is supposed to last 3 yrs, I believe). But the hard ...
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Login screen freezes after the Lion 10.7.1 update

After updating to 10.7.1 (the first Lion update) & restarting the system, it's not logging me in. As I give my password and press return it stays on the same login screen. I could move the mouse ...
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How bad is it for a Mac to forcefully restart it when it freezes?

I have a 2011 27" iMac running OS X Lion. There is a known bug when iMac, after waking up from sleep mode, freezes while playing video (Flash in my case). It does not respond to any key combination ...
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MacBook Pro freezes with beachball on login (OS 10.7 Lion)

EDIT 8/21/11: It appeared that this issue may have been fixed in Update 10.7.1, but it reoccured just recently. Recently after upgrading to Lion, my MBP refuses to allow me to login. I can see the ...