2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2013 9:15 AM by rpriz
AndusB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hardware Information:

    iMac - model: iMac6,1

    1 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU: 2 cores

    1 GB RAM

 

Video Information:

    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT - VRAM: 128 MB

 

Startup Items:

    HP IO - Path: /Library/StartupItems/HP IO

    HP Trap Monitor - Path: /Library/StartupItems/HP Trap Monitor

    HPCameraMonitor - Path: /Library/StartupItems/HPCameraMonitor

 

System Software:

    Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549) - Uptime: up 0:0:1:33

 

Disk Information:

    ST3250824AS  Q disk0 : (232.89 GB)

        (null) (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 200 MB

                               c  (disk0s2) /: 201 GB (81.75 GB free)

        Untitled (disk0s3) /Volumes/Untitled: 31.57 GB (9.97 GB free)

 

 

USB Information:

    Micron Built-in iSight

    HP Officejet Pro 8600

    Mitsumi Electric Hub in Apple Extended USB Keyboard

        Primax Electronics Apple Optical USB Mouse

        Mitsumi Electric Apple Extended USB Keyboard

    Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

    Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver

 

FireWire Information:

 

Kernel Extensions:

 

Problem System Launch Daemons:

       [not loaded]    org.samba.winbindd.plist

 

Problem System Launch Agents:

           [failed]    com.apple.Kerberos.renew.plist

           [failed]    com.apple.mrt.uiagent.plist

 

Launch Daemons:

           [loaded]    com.adobe.fpsaud.plist

           [failed]    com.google.keystone.daemon.plist

           [loaded]    com.sonos.smbbump.plist

 

Launch Agents:

           [loaded]    com.flipvideo.FlipShare.AutoRun.plist

           [loaded]    com.hp.devicemonitor.plist

           [loaded]    com.hp.help.tocgenerator.plist

 

User Launch Agents:

 

User Login Items:

    iTunesHelper

 

3rd Party Preference Panes:

    3ivx MPEG-4

    Flash Player

    Flip4Mac WMV

 

Internet Plug-ins:

    AdobePDFViewer.plugin

    Flash Player.plugin

    FlashPlayer-10.6.plugin

    Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.plugin

    Google Earth Web Plug-in.plugin

    googletalkbrowserplugin.plugin

    iPhotoPhotocast.plugin

    JavaAppletPlugin.plugin

    OfficeLiveBrowserPlugin.plugin

    QuickTime Plugin.plugin

    Shutterfly.plugin

    Silverlight.plugin

 

User Internet Plug-ins:

 

Bad Fonts:

    None

 

Top Processes by CPU:

 

 

Top Processes by Memory:


iMac (24-inch), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: My Mac is hanging and beachballing everytime I use it. I ran Etre diagnostic and here is the out pututput:
    KarenSelena Level 4 Level 4 (1,960 points)

    I would start with some general computer maintenance.  Repair disk permissions, and repair the disk.

     

    REPAIRING DISK PERMISSIONS -

    NOTE: refer to article "About Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions feature" found here http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1452 - for the actual apple article on these step. ----

     

    - click finder in the bottom dock, and in the window that opens, select applications in the left column - scroll through until you see the 'Utilities' folder and double click to open it.  Then double click on '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 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 'Permissions repair complete'

     

    Dan Frankes has written an excellent article for Macworld on "Permissions" and the need to repair them - see - http://www.macworld.com/article/52220/2006/08/repairpermissions.html.    Another good web site is - http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/durepairfns.html.

    REPAIRING DISK

    NOTE: refer to article "Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck" found here - http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1417 - for the actual apple article on this step. 

    Also see - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1452.

     

    - with computer on, insert the computers "install disk 1" or "Mac OS X Install Disk" into the optical drive. 

    - shut down computer

    - restart computer holding down the letter 'C' on the keyboard.  Keep holding down the 'C' key, while the computer powers on, and continue to hold the key down, until you see a screen appear, asking for you to select a language.  This may take a minute or so to appear.  When this screen appears, release the 'C' key

    - select english, then the continue arrow in the lower right corner

    - the next screen will display "Welcome to the Installer".  On this screen, we want to look into the top menu bar (beside the apple in the top left corner) and select 'Utilities' , 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, beside the apple, click on the words "Mac OS X Installer", and select quit / restart.  On the keyboard, hold down the eject key (top right corner, grey triangle pointing up, with a line underneath) until the disk ejects from the drive.   Just let the computer start up normally.

     

    NOTE - if you don't have or can't locate the install disks, you can follow the section 'Use fsck' of the same above article to boot into single user mode, and run the /sbin/fsck -fy command.  This essentially runs the same test, that is on the install disk, just without the disk present---

  • 2. Re: My Mac is hanging and beachballing everytime I use it. I ran Etre diagnostic and here is the out pututput. Any ideas on what is causing the problem?:
    rpriz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have 2qty -  imac 24 core 2 duo...

     

    both ended up having a bad sector block on the HD causing the mac to beachball on and off and very often.  Once the dmg was made and installed on a new hard drive, everything worked fine.