Have you tried a SMC reset?
Final Cut Pro requires a lot of space. To avoid hard drive issues, it is very important that you keep 10% to 20% of your total hard drive space free.
Hmmm, I've only used 58gb of my 232 gb hard-drive.
I checked the link above about resetting the smc. But in my case where it freezes and becomes unresponsive it says that it is not recommended to do that.
_*"Resetting the SMC is not intended for resolution of a stall or situation in which the computer is unresponsive"*_
Have you had problems with freezing or stalling and general lack of response every now and again?
Did resetting SMC work?
Just an update!
It has got worse!!
While browsing, not doing anything too intense at all, it froze and i couldn't get into my library or applications. But it did allow me to restart.
When it booted back on, the desktop background does not display my hd icon or files. Its just a blue background. I can use applications such as this, the dock does appear.
My good ol' G4 powerbook never did this and never had any problems!
What shall i do? Does it look like i'll have to take it in for a swap or can anyone suggest something.
I'll try the SMC idea, and get back to you all! (Hopefully)
I'm having a similar issue. Have a late 2008 MacBook Pro 15" hooked up to an external keyboard and a mighty mouse, also a 30" Apple Cinema Display. Mouse freezes and does weird things at random, like the button is clicked, and can't switch applications, even if I force quit App., I'm stuck in limbo. Only restart will fix, unplugging and replugging doesn't change anything. Called Apple Care and had me take the battery out and hold power button down then Zap PRAM and nothing.
Odd thing, mouse froze again. I unplugged it and then got out my bluetooth wireless mighty mouse and then mouse pointer started working correctly again.
Could this issue be related only to wired mouse?
_As an update:_
Spoke to Apple Tech support today, they said it could be down to the Final Cut Pro as it is not compatible with my integrated graphics card, which is a Geforce 9600GT.
But final cut pro works absolutely fine, starts up and i can edit fine.
But for the sake of trying to fix my freezing issues, i got rid of all the connecting files to do with final cut pro.
I also did a repair permissions and repair disk with the Mac osx dvd which Apple tech suggested too.
Still takes ages to restart and load up, and unfortunately still freezes.
Will ring again to continue trying to fix the issue.
Again any help towards this problem would be great, as i know alot of people suffer from it.
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Tried switching graphics card to see if that might be the problem but unfortunately no luck.
I have noticed that it does get progressively worse the longer i leave it on or use it. It gets to a point where i have to restart as nothing will open.
For Example, it won't allow me to open applications folder or library. And when i try to open up a application from the dock it comes up with this error:
_"This application "Safari" cannot be launched. -36"_
Anybody know what that means?