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Pleas help! After software update mac FREEZES More than 2times in a minute!!!!

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Since i download software updates my macbook freezes 2< times in a minute...I have no idea what to do. Pleas Help! I have tried to restart and shut down and delete unnecessary files. Also, I have plenty of available space 439.3 GB .....what had happen to this MAC?????

Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)

    What updates did you install?

    Try using Disk Utility to do a Disk Repair, as shown in this link, while booted up on your install disk. You could have some directory corruption. Let us know what errors Disk Repair reports and if DU was able to repair them. This could just be a start in repairs and you may need a better utility to finish the job.

    Then Repair Permissions.

    No need to report any Permissions errors........we all get them.

       DALE

    Mac OS X (10.7.5), MacPro '07 MacBookPro Late '08G4
  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)

    Great! Hope it runs good for you.



  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)

    Can't help you with wifi....know a little about Airport Extreme as I use that. Best, for me anyway, to use that as it's so compatible with my three Macs.


    Hey, did you try a Safe Boot? It tells you how in my Disk Repair link.

  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)

    Ringostars73 wrote:


    Trackpad goes crazy all the time...

    What do you mean by that? What exactly does it do?



    .Maybe there is some kind of virus in the system..

    Macs don't get viruses. You didn't , by chance, install Mackeeper on your system?

  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)

    How old is the battery in your MacBook?

  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)

    This weird trackpad action may be the same thing that happened to me when my 3 year old battery started to swell. As it swelled it pressed up on the trackpad and caused all sorts of almost ghost like mouse pointer movements...many all on it's own. The battery itself still held a charge.

    I took the battery out and could barely see where it had swelled. I then ran my MacBook Pro with battery out on the MagSafe adapter. No more ghost mouse pointer movements, resizing, dragging and clicking.

    If you can remove the battery DIY, try what I did.

    I then installed a new battery and everything is back to normal.



  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)

    Just noticed this....

    Ringostars73 wrote:

    i have microsoft office a little illegal version i think

    Not good. Their products cause issues for Macs all the time. Who knows what your version will do to it.


    I recommend to uninstall it using it's uninstaller. Then puchase a legal copy or buy iWork which has Pages if you don't need Word for a specific reason. I love Pages.


    Also, dropping a Mac can cause internal issues.

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