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Just fought through the problem of SBBOD or SWOD if you will, after startup on my 2006 macpro tower running is 10.6.8. Turns out, in my case, it had to do with IPv4 and IPv6 in the network settings panel and AirPort. The problem started when I switched from cable to fi-optics. Apparently, the fi-optics modem is not ready for IPv6. Go into system ...


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You can try the following: In Preferences (cmnd+,) Privacy: Check: Allow from websites I visit. Remove all website data.. Prompt for each website one time only Ask websites not to track me Notifications: Remove all Extensions: Disable them all for now. Search: Untick all and only tick: Enable quick website search Quit (cmnd+Q) and re-open the ...


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This issue appears to have disappeared in El Capitan.


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I'm assuming you're dealing with a Retina MacBook Pro. If your Mac is taking that long to find something to boot and then also taking forever to boot afterwards then you may potentially have faulty storage. Yes they probably will baulk at the 3rd party boot loader but as long as you have a backup you'll be OK. The Apple Store will run hardware tests to ...


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I've had that happen to my own Mac and typically for me it was due to a high system load or something else locking the system (like a hard drive failing for example). Here is a comprehensive list of things to try: Try leaving Activity Monitor open and check if CPU usage remains consistently high while you are doing your usual tasks. If so, close all ...


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I had a very similar issue after replacing my LCD screen on a late 2012 iMac. Fan was running at high RPM and had high CPU Kernel_task usage. I narrowed it down to a Temperature sensor you must move from the old LCD screen to the new replacement screen. if you forget to do so the CPU speed and Kernel_task are affected slowing down your system.


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Close all Mac OS X apps before shutting down Try to determine if one particular app is causing the problem. Maybe one app always aborts the shutdown process. Try updating to the latest version. Open Disk Utility. Choose the your main hard drive and click Repair Disk. Usefully shutdown freezes are caused by incompatible or outdated drivers e.g printer, ...


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If you can acess terminal just do. sudo reboot or sudo shutdown that should reboot or shut down your system. when using sudo it will ask for a password this is the same as when you login to your profile. Hope this helps


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When you have spontaneous problems with your Mac, there are several things you can try to resolve the issue (listed in order of increasing difficulty): Reset SMC Reset PRAM/NVRAM Swap out memory modules* Swap out hard drive* The SMC (System Management Controller) handles a lot of low-level system components. Fan issues, power issues, or spontaneous ...


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You can start to check what the heck is causing it with the activity monitor and system logs? Launchpad > Other > Console Launchpad > Other > Activity Monitor Check what is taking up all your memory. I have a memory clean app called FreeMemory Pro which checks if memory is low, when low it frees memory, but when doing this everything freezes as this ...


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Apple issued a notice recently about the freezing 13" Retina MBPs: https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht206594


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My Mail.app was freezing when I tried to quit it (forcing me to force quit it) and it was also not letting me select folders (it just showed the same partial list of my email). I tried https://miapple.me/fixing-mac-os-x-10-10-yosemite-mail-not-responding/ to no avail. Believe it or not, what finally worked was: force quit Mail.app turn of Airport so my ...



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