13 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2012 4:22 PM by MyMac8MyPC
bolharr2250 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Ok, I have searched high and low for an answer. I did an SMC reset, and that worked for about 3 hours, until I shut my computer off. This seems increasingly odd to me, because it is not a problem with my mouse, because I tested it on my Apple Trackpad and a USB mouse(non-apple). If you did not quite catch that, the problem is that every 3 or so seconds, the mouse will freeze in place for about a half of a second. I am running a mac mini (mids 2011) with 2.5ghz processor and 500gb memory, with about 450gbs left. I have the AMD Readon Graphics too. I am also running Lion 1.7.5

 

ANy help is greatly apprecieated


Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: Constant Mouse Freezing about ever 3 seconds
    Dave Stowe Level 5 Level 5 (5,065 points)

    Have you tried Disk Utility...FirstAid.....if not repair permissions and Verify the drive....

  • 2. Re: Constant Mouse Freezing about ever 3 seconds
    bolharr2250 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I verified permissions for both repair and verify, then verified the disk. It poped up with a few things, but in the end it said: "The Volume Macintoch HD seems to be OK"

     

    And no, my problem was not solved

  • 3. Re: Constant Mouse Freezing about ever 3 seconds
    bolharr2250 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't know what happened, but it seems to be resolved.. for now. ANY help would be amazing, because I have a gut feeling it will happen again

  • 4. Re: Constant Mouse Freezing about ever 3 seconds
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    If it happens again...

     

    Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages when this happens.

     

    One way to test is to Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, Test for problem in Safe Mode...

     

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

     

    Reboot, test again.

     

    If it only does it in Regular Boot, then it could be some hardware problem like Video card, (Quartz is turned off in Safe Mode), or Airport, or some USB or Firewire device, or 3rd party add-on, Check System Preferences>Accounts>Login Items window to see if it or something relevant is listed.

     

    Check the System Preferences>Other Row, for 3rd party Pref Panes.

     

    Also look in these if they exist, some are invisible...

     

    /private/var/run/StartupItems

    /Library/StartupItems

    /System/Library/StartupItems

    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons

    /Library/LaunchDaemons

  • 5. Re: Constant Mouse Freezing about ever 3 seconds
    bolharr2250 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, when repairing, a ton or pref panes popped up. My moniters often have problems (Mac refuses to recognize the HDMI moniter till a while later) so what do I do once I find the pref panes? This seems to be the problem.

  • 6. Re: Constant Mouse Freezing about ever 3 seconds
    bolharr2250 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It might be this app that I downloaded that uses your iPhone as a desktop webcam. Also a lot of permissions appeared with different language files.

  • 7. Re: Constant Mouse Freezing about ever 3 seconds
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    Did it work OK in Safe Mode?

     

    What all pref panes are listed in the Other row?

  • 8. Re: Constant Mouse Freezing about ever 3 seconds
    bolharr2250 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    There was the problem in safe mode.

     

    Lets see here, i have these:

    Flash Player

    Flip 4 Mac

    Java.

     

    And thats about it. I could not find a few of those folders you mentioned, but I found these, and here is whats in them:

    Library > Launch Agents > (an apple adress book sync and some adobe reader update code)

    Library > PreferencePanes > (absolutly nothing, this seems very strange)

    Library > Preferences > Lots of mismatched apple code and adobe, byhost, macromedia, and microsoft, and SMB help data, along with a LOT of mis-matched microsoft code and "widget" code.)

     

    Also uninstalled Flip4Mac, but there seems to be a few files of it still on here.

  • 9. Re: Constant Mouse Freezing about ever 3 seconds
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    Hmmm, do you have another Mouse to try?

  • 10. Re: Constant Mouse Freezing about ever 3 seconds
    3nd-it Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had a similar issue with a wireless Logitech mouse. The freezes was due to the Wi-Fi interferences between the mouse and the Logitech unifying USB mouse receiver attached to the mini. Try to attach the mouse USB receiver with an USB female cable a bit away from the mini (10 or 15 cm should be fine). Worked for me.

  • 11. Re: Constant Mouse Freezing about ever 3 seconds
    bolharr2250 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tried this on 2 mouses, an apple track pad and another non-apple mouse (like the one 3nd described)

     

    I updated to Mountain Lion, still getting the problem. But it is not as fuequent on the track pad anymore. I'll try a SMC reset and repairing the permissions again. I still think it might be some preference pane issue, or mabye a virus (but i highly doubt its a virus).

     

    PC repair store just opened up down the street might go ask them some time.

  • 12. Re: Constant Mouse Freezing about ever 3 seconds
    Dave Stowe Level 5 Level 5 (5,065 points)

    Just a thought, but try creating a new user account in System Preferences > Users and Groups.....I would think Safe Mode would cover you, but you never know.....

  • 13. Re: Constant Mouse Freezing about ever 3 seconds
    MyMac8MyPC Level 4 Level 4 (1,440 points)

    Didn't read through the whole thread but if this is a wireless mouse then did you check the batteries? I had very similar problems once and it turned out being bad batteries....