Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2011 6:23 PM (in response to mhmmccoy-n)
If you launch the Console utility and look in the "All Messages" category, do you see any messages from the time of a freeze that might explain the problem? fI you boot into "safe mode", do you experience those freezes? If you create a new user account and use that, do you experience those freezes?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2011 9:33 AM (in response to William Boyd, Jr.)
These are excellent suggestions, thank you. I have tried some, but not since I upgraded the OS completely, as there were many additional software upgrades needed after I installed Snow Leopard from the new DVD I got.
FYI, since I posted the above message, I managed to get all the Apple software upgrades downloaded and installed between lock-ups. There were two firmware updates and once those were installed, the freezes almost stopped. I also had to repair permissions a couple of times and had to do disk repairs both from the start-up DVD using DIsk Utility and from my Disk Warrior DVD. Now everything unpredictably freezes maybe once an hour, something like that (it has happened while doing nothing -- screensaver running, viewing youtube, etc.). That's still unacceptable, of course, so onward I go.
I will post results. Thanks again!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2011 2:54 PM (in response to mhmmccoy-n)
Have you found any more answers/solutions to this problem? I actually put new memory in my MacBook Pro laptop and it seemed to be working better, but...after installing a couple programs I am doing better, but still freezing!
I have thought about ordering a new hard drive, but I am not sure even that will fix the problem. I have gone through the same steps you have above besides Disk Warrior. I am at my wits end, and don't want to spend 3+ grand on a new laptop right now. Just bought the new Imac, but I have to travel.
My Best - NR
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 2:01 AM (in response to mhmmccoy-n)
I have been facing the same hard freezing issue , but only recently . It started by happening roughly about once a month but It has been so frequent of late that it has rendered my MacBook pro useless . Initially I thought it was because of overheating issues . I have ruled that out by opening the back case and cleaning out the dust inside and using a cooler pad keeping the unit cool ,but it still freezes . I have to try using the apple hardware test to see if something is wrong with the hardware but a crappy non-functional SuperDrive is making it hard to do through the optical disk . I ll have try with an external drive . Can I do it with an external drive ?
Any solutions to this issue will be much appreciated ...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 11:23 AM (in response to Vetri Vel)
Did you do anything I suggested in my earlier post?