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HT3411: OS X: How to quit an unresponsive application using Force Quit

Learn about OS X: How to quit an unresponsive application using Force Quit

HT3411 My Mac is frozen

1421 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 16, 2012 10:57 AM by BDAqua RSS
taniamuzik11 Calculating status...
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Sep 16, 2012 9:06 AM

And The force quit too

I get the turning wheal

What should I do?

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  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)
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    Sep 16, 2012 10:57 AM (in response to taniamuzik11)

    Hello, hold the power button in until it powers off, or unplug it, wait a bit for it to cool, then...


    "Try Disk Utility


    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    *Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*

    3. Click the First Aid tab.

    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.

    5. Click Repair Disk, (not Repair Permissions). Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."



    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.


    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)


    If perchance you can't find your install Disc, at least try it from the Safe Boot part onward.



    If 10.7.0 or later...


    Bootup holding CMD+r, or the Option/alt key to boot from the Restore partitirion & use Disk Utility from there to Repair the Disk, then Repair Permissions.


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