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Sudden, random freeze after 10.5.7 update

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aeonite Calculating status...
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May 15, 2009 4:01 PM
Four times in the past three days, since installing 10.5.7, my Mac has suddenly gone completely unresponsive. This has never happened before.

In each case, the screen still displays, but the clock in the upper right hand freezes where it is, and all keyboard and mouse input is ignored so I can't force quit anything. The machine will stay unresponsive and frozen until I reboot with the power key. This sudden freezing will occur regardless of whether I am actively working in an application, or I am away from the machine.

There are no entries in the system logs that accompany this freezing. I have fixed permissions and checked with TechTool and Disk Utility and found nothing amiss. I suspected a heat issue but I have not yet been able to find any problems - the fans seem to be working as expected and I haven't noticed any sudden spikes.

Any ideas?
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Jonathan Gilpin Calculating status...
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    May 15, 2009 4:57 PM (in response to aeonite)
    I've got the same problem... not found a solution either but hope to avoid a complete re-install!
    Imac, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • kmgerb Calculating status...
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    May 17, 2009 5:10 AM (in response to aeonite)
    I have the same issue. Freezes 4-6 times per day after the 10.5.7 update. Airport also turns off intermittently and can't be turned back on.

    From what I am reading, 10.5.7 has numerous QA issues. Hopefully apple will release a patch to clean up this mess.
    Macbook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • David McCourt Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    May 17, 2009 1:17 PM (in response to kmgerb)
    Got the same freezing issue here. PRAM, permissions, etc made no difference.

    I suspect it is a third party software conflict; Apple are even saying that there may be unexpected issues with third party apps on the 10.5.7 download page.

    This is the first Apple update I've ever had to cause so much trouble.
    PowerMac G5 1.6Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 4gb RAM
  • Sparky030405 Calculating status...
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    May 17, 2009 7:02 PM (in response to David McCourt)
    Same problem here : ( Not happy.
    Hurry up and find a solution Apple!
    iMac 24in, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • MBastien Calculating status...
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    May 17, 2009 8:02 PM (in response to aeonite)
    I recently updated my leopard os x to 10.5.7 and since I restarted I am unable to log in. My mouse won't move and the password option is available with the cursor blinking as if I could type my password but when I type nothing happens. Please help
    Macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 2.4 GHz 200GB
  • azputerman Calculating status...
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    May 17, 2009 9:05 PM (in response to aeonite)
    I too have had this freezing occurring since the update to 10.5.7 the other day.

    I seem to only have the problem when I close the lid on the MBP - and it should be going to sleep. However I have had several times where it does not go to sleep, clock stops, and everything is frozen/crashed. I am only able to hard reboot by holding the power button.
    MacBook PRO, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Paul C Calculating status...
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    May 17, 2009 9:43 PM (in response to aeonite)
    Same issues as aeonite. Everything was fine, then I installed 10.5.7 via Software Update. Now...Random freezing. Spinning beach ball which will respond to the mouse moving, but no clicks. No response to the keyboard. Time stops changing on the clock. Power button shutoff is the only option.
    White iMac 2.16 Core2Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Wenny Calculating status...
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    May 17, 2009 11:44 PM (in response to aeonite)
    Same here, Well I reinstalled the system back to 10.5.6 tho.

    I can NOT work with this stupid issue.......
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • [ shua ] Calculating status...
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    May 18, 2009 12:38 AM (in response to Paul C)
    Same issue here. I've had it a few times after wake from sleep. 10.5.6 was rock solid.

    About sums it up "Spinning beach ball which will respond to the mouse moving, but no clicks. No response to the keyboard."

    Any ideas?
    mbp 2.4 15", Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Nick King Calculating status...
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    May 18, 2009 1:18 AM (in response to [ shua ])
    How about reverting to the backups you all made prior to doing the upgrade?

    Then you could try removing third-party software and reapplying the OS update.
    MBP 15" 10.5.6 iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • barjohng Calculating status...
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    May 18, 2009 7:42 AM (in response to aeonite)
    I am also having this problem with two different iMacs. I can't continue working this way so I will try and roll bak to 10.5.6. Hello Apple, where is the fix for these problems. It is too common not to be addressed.
    iMac 24, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • mgnyc11 Calculating status...
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    May 18, 2009 8:50 AM (in response to aeonite)
    I am having the same issue. I upgraded to 10.5.7 and am freezing randomly. It seems like if the CPU hits 100%, its pegging it and not stopping. I have to do a forceful reboot, and running Fusion causes my windows session to hard shutdown.
    MacBook Pro 2.53 GHZ C2Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 4GB Ram
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