Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 7:03 AM (in response to Geophis)
So your volume and your apps aren't working? how much RAM do you have in your system?
have you looked at Activity monitor? Does your cursor beach ball a lot.
a Reinstall is what I would do too, this usually fixes some issues. You can also choose to back up your installESD.dmg file and put it on a usb stick, which will do an install.
Since your machine is brand new, I would see if a genius could't decipher what is going on.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 7:49 AM (in response to TheSmokeMonster)
Hi, and thanks for replying!
I have 16gb of 1600 ddr3 ram from OCW. The strange this is, there is no beach ball behavior, nor does the CPU peaks under processing pressure, during the non responsive app state that my installation finds itself into from time to time.
I have a backup pen with the installESD, but I figured I could do an reinstall from the recovery partition, hoping that it would fetch installation files, somehow fresher from apple servers (very unlikely, I know...).
Having a genius checkup my Mac, won't be an option, since I'm from Portugal, and there are no official Apple Stores to speak off...
As I write, the installation process it's giving the volume, it's finishing touches. I'll hope for the best. Rebooting now...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 7:58 AM (in response to Geophis)
The recovery partition uses the internet and will use the most up to date installer on Apple's servers.
The recovery partition installation is ideal for solving your issue.
Let us know how it turns out.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 8:29 AM (in response to TheSmokeMonster)
Well, so far so good. But that was to be expected I guess.
Runned it through mem tests, volume integrity, SMART and a couple of structure and surface scans. All passed.
I also screened it for every known exploits, and malware with ClamXav, but found nothing. I'm really leaning forward the HD failing hypothesis. SMART is known for not being 100% accurate at its predicting capabilities.
The real benchmark is going to be, to let it go through a couple of working/gaming sessions to see how it behaves.
I'll keep you posted. That's for the interest!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 9:52 AM (in response to Geophis)
Runned it through mem tests, volume integrity, SMART and a couple of structure and surface scans.
Most of the SMART tests only check look at one factor and are known for their inability to predict failure. A much more thorough test is done by Smart Utility and perhaps a couple of others. The one that saved me was SoftRaid but it requires you to install it's proprietary drivers and you will need to remove them before the 30 day trial is up or purchase it (expensive). I wish they would offer just the diagnostics in a separate package.