2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 27, 2009 6:31 PM by Gregory Mcintire
pap paw r Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
When I am using my Mac Book pro I frequently (every few seconds sometimes!!) I get a spinning multi-colored wheel and I am unable to do anything as the computer freezes for anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or more. What is causing this? I have installed all of the updates as they are available.

macbook, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • 1. Re: spinning color wheel
    sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
    So which MBP is it? How much ram installed? How much free space on the hard drive? How many applications running when it happens? A lot more info is needed.
  • 2. Re: spinning color wheel
    Gregory Mcintire Level 4 Level 4 (2,170 points)
    pap paw r wrote:
    ...I have installed all of the updates as they are available.

    This MAY be the problem. If you have a hard drive that is not factory original and if you have installed the EFI 1.7 update this can be what causes your problem.

    On the other hand, if you are using the same drive, same RAM, and nothing else has changed with respect to hardware then a good starting point is to us Disk Utility and Repair Permissions and Verify Disk. If the disk needs repair boot from the Install DVD and use its DU and do the repair.