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all applications are freezing

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marlon j Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 12, 2013 8:23 PM

am running Mountain Lion 10.8.3 512 M4 Crucial SSD with 16GB of Ram.


all of my applications are now freezing please help

evry single one is freezing dont now why please help

either the application is freezend when open or a few minutes after

try setting up another user i get the smae thing, also try the guest account and got the same thing

PLEASE anyone help

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • ariel s Community Specialists Community Specialists (1,685 points)
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    May 15, 2013 6:47 AM (in response to marlon j)

    Hi marlon j,


    If you are seeing your applications freeze, I would recommend trying the steps in this article:


    OS X Mountain Lion: If an app freezes


    I would especially check out the last 3 steps, including repairing the disk.  For more information on that, see this article:


    Using Disk Utility to verify or repair disks


    Repairing disk permissions is another good idea:


    Disk Utility 12.x: Repair disk permissions


    That article also applies to Mountain Lion.


    - Ari

  • cohn17 Calculating status...
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    Jul 11, 2013 8:50 PM (in response to ariel s)

    Hi, in the past I have verified my disk (OK) and reinstalled OS 10.8, and I still have apps freezing - Safari as well as (admittedly memory hungry) photo editing apps.  Sometimes it is a short hang, sometimes it is permanent.  I have 8GB RAM and about 70GB free on my hard drive, so I don't see why this should be happening.  Force quitting apps and restarting my machine is not a solution.  What is the cause of the problem, and what are the solutions?

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (26,655 points)
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    Jul 11, 2013 9:08 PM (in response to marlon j)

    I've pretty much the same hardware set-up as you (Crucial 512GB m4, 16GB of RAM, etc.) and have experienced no problems. I suspect that your problem lies either with the installation of OS X that you have running or, possibly, a failure of the SSD.


    Assuming that you have the latest firmware for the SSD, I would first try reinstallling OS X by booting to your Recovery partition (command and R keys held down whilst booting) and see if that remedies the problem. If not, I would call Crucial and let them know that you MAY HAVE a malfunctioning drive.


    Good luck,



    MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), 16GB RAM 512GB SSD Apple TB Display


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