Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 5:43 AM (in response to Bad News52)
Try this......REPAIRING DISK -
I see you "Re-installed the OS using Mountain Lion's built in recovery disk"
as per above, but did you repair the disk?
About OS X Recovery - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718.
- restart your computer hold down command + R keys on the keyboard to boot you into Lion / Mountain Lion Recovery mode
- select english as your main language then the continue arrow
- select "Disk Utility" on the resulting screen then 'Disk Utility' ---
- When prompted to select a disk volume or image, select the 'Macintosh HD' in the left column
- ensure the the "first aid" tab is highlighted blue in the middle of the screen
- click the button at the bottom that says 'REPAIR DISK' .......NOT "Repair disk permissions"
- this process will take a few minutes to run. It will indicate it's done, by scrolling to the bottom of the "details area" displaying "The Macintosh HD appears OK"
If you get any other message OTHER than "The Macintosh HD appears OK", like "the Macintosh HD was repaired successfully" run the "Disk Repair" again, until it displays "The Macintosh HD appears OK".
Once done, restart the computer as normal
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 5:46 AM (in response to Bad News52)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 7:46 AM (in response to Bad News52)
Did the Repair Disk and it says everything is ok and I also deleted my finder preferences with no luck.
I also noticed that when i right click and click open with the spinning beach ball is all blue. I'm not sure if that means anything but I remember the spinning beach ball used to be like rainbow colored
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 7:54 AM (in response to Bad News52)
Boot into recovery mode (Command + R @ startup) and reinstall Mac OS X, if you still have problems after that, then you'll have to check which app is causing a conflict with your machine.
Tip: Open Activity Montior and see which app is hogging resources and try to pin point from there
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 12:33 PM (in response to johnl927)
I already reinstalled the OS and it fixed nothing. And there is nothing hogging any CPU in activity monitor the problem is spinning beach balls, un-responsive/slow Finder, and random freezing. The computer will act fine and then randomly freeze for a few seconds and the "open with" always gives me a spinning beach ball everytime.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 5:44 AM (in response to Bad News52)
Create a test user, and see if the issue happens in a new user.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2013 2:38 AM (in response to Bad News52)
I had more or less the same issues - caused by a partly corrupted hard drive. I finally found out, when cloning the disk via CCC while reinstalling the OS.
what was really annoying:
- SMART status showed no problems at all.
- Time machine didn't bother to copy the corrupted files (as 0kb)
- Disk utility never showed problems (nor rights or disk errors)
- fsck didn't find anything
for you: maybe you want to try cloning to an external drive, start from it and test, if your problems go away...
Currently Being ModeratedMay 23, 2013 5:08 AM (in response to Bad News52)
Not sure if you are still looking for answers, but... I was having a lot of the same problems and it turned out that I had a faulty hard drive that was actually recalled by Apple. Check the Hard Drive Replacemnet Program and enter your serial number to see if your computer was effeted. The program ended April 12 2013, or 3 years after original purchase of your computer. Apple should have emailed you about the recall, but I never received one and my computer was effected. They just replaced it for free because I was still in the 3 year range (I found out about it 6 days before I would have been s-o-l). I hope you have resolved your problem, as I know it is really frustrating!