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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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 ...
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Why safari hangs right after installation on Windows XP? [closed]

I've just installed Safari on Windows XP SP3 and after succesful installation it starts and just hangs up. I also see process Webkit2Webprocess.exe which uses 100% of one core and nothing else ...
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Why is Preview excessively slow after upgrading to Lion?

After upgrading to OS X Lion, I noticed that my preview app is now excessively slow, taking minutes to open a file instead of seconds, even when opening a local file. In addition, it is often ...
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IMac freezing intermittently--every few minutes. How can I fix this?

A couple of days ago, I was browsing, and downloading something from Usenet, when my iMac all of a sudden froze up, grinding to an unbearable slowness. After trying to tolerate what was happening for ...
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MacBook Pro constantly freezing/pausing for fractions of a second

I've got a 2008 MacBook Pro (Late 2008/Unibody, MB471LL/A, MacBookPro5,1, A1286) with 6GB of memory and a 160GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD running 10.6.7 (1OJ869). Around a month ago I noticed the machine is ...
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My MacBook Pro just froze, any advice?

So, my MacBook Pro froze three times today, two of which about two minutes after startup. I could hear fans making noise. When I say 'freeze' I mean that both input an UI don't work. I tried Apple ...
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iTunes: long hangs when dragging files into app via File Sharing

On my Mac (OS X 10.6.7) using iTunes (10.2.2 (12)), if I drag a bunch of files into my app via iTunes' File Sharing, the first dozen to four dozen files transfer quickly ... then, sporadically, about ...
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iTunes freeze when on podcasts tab

I have a problem with the latest itunes 10.2 When I hit itunes podcast tab it freezes. I found a workaround by creating new library, but it's annoying that every time I had to recreate my library to ...
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Aperture and iTunes freezing, bringing down Snow Leopard entirely

I've got a 27" dual-core iMac of the generation before the current one. HDD is 2 TB, RAM is 8 GB. I've got Aperture 3 installed and updated, with a photo library totaling 180 GB. With increasing ...
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Mouse/Keyboard won't connect after being powered off

my iMac has recently developed an odd issue: If the mouse, or keyboard, is powered off (power button, or because I pull the batteries), and then powered on again, the device will not connect to the ...
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MacOS & finder hang to beach ball after a couple of hard resets, won't go away

I had to do a couple of hard resets (holding power button until it shuts off) because MacOS became unresponsive. Now it's happenning every time, when opening a pdf with preview, or apps that used to ...
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Can't preview files in column view

I'm suddenly not able to preview files in column view, or select them in the Open File dialog. Selecting the file gives me a spinning beach ball, and eventually I end up relaunching the Finder. I've ...
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What to do when the Videos app freezes

I started playing a video added from iTunes and about 10 minutes in the video stopped and the Videos app closed. Whenever I go back to the Videos app, it is a blank dark screen that won't respond to ...
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Finder freezes when deleting files across a network

I have my MacBook 5,2 hooked up to an Ubuntu 10.10 'server' via ethernet. I've installed netatalk (AFP fileserver) and avahi-daemon (Bonjour for Linux) on the server. I've disallowed Spotlight from ...
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iPhone 3GS always rebooting when logging on to cellular network

I upgraded to 4.3, without jailbreak. Phone seemed ok, but I turned it off and on again a few days later (normal power off). It started rebooting itself. I tried hard resets. Eventually got to a ...
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How can I prevent Excel from opening recovered files?

I unfortunately tried to open a few Excel files that have huge amounts of data. After 20 minutes they were not opened yet, so I did a force quit. The problem now is that when I launch Excel, the ...
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MacBook freezing?

While I was working with my (unibody, 10.5) MacBook, suddenly the display was covered by a grey shade and a message - in four languages - appeared, ordering me to restart the computer, and of course ...
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How to make a KVR1333D3S9 work with a MacBook Pro 7.1?

I recently bought a couple of memory modules from Kingston to be used on my MacBookPro 13" 7.1, they are KVR1333D3S9/4G which should work fine with the computer as the frequency and latency is ...
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Diagnose periodic slowdowns/freezes

When I am watching a YouTube video, the video will pause and freeze for about one second, every 10 seconds on the dot. I've timed it. I have also tried watching activity monitor but it doesn't show ...
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snow leopard(10.6.5)freezes on startup with bootcamp and windows7

Help! I've installed boot camp and Windows 7 on my black Macbook Santa Rosa (2.4Ghz, 4GB RAM) and have a serious problem where I can no longer boot into OSX. OSX freezes with the apple logo and timer, ...
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iPhoto gets stuck on finishing last import

I have this problem where iPhoto gets into a state where it won't quit, and won't let me import anything. If I try to empty the (iPhoto) trash it tells me I should "Wait until the import is finished". ...
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MacBook Pro Hang

I bought a new MacBook Pro with a Core i5 processor; everything is very good but it hangs a lot. I changed its hard drive and used Apple's diagnostic test but neither helped. Any ideas about what ...
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Why does my computer freeze when I unplug my headphones?

Whenever I plug in or unplug my headphones into my computer, it freezes for about 10 seconds before it is able to do anything which is rather annoying. This didn't use to happen though, would anyone ...
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My iPod Touch / iPhone is frozen!

My iDevice is frozen on one screen and won't let me do anything. What can I do to fix it?
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What does it mean when a %CPU exceeds (# of cores) x 100%?

Several responses to a question I asked earlier suggested I try Opera kiosk mode, so I decided to download it and give it a try. Once the download had completed and the disk image was being verified, ...
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Why does Safari always hang?

I use Safari as my browser, but I've found that it frequently hangs for 20, 30 seconds (sometimes longer), often times when I wake it up from sleep and/or when I open a new tab. Though I'm not sure ...