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Okay, I'm onboard with this being a hard drive issue. That makes sense. I had one more hang with console, and activity monitor open, and I'm fairly sure this was related to the HD and not the cpu.
I have to say , this kind of *****. I really don't want to rebuild everything either. Time for superduper.
I do have one hope, which is, right as this event happened, I had dozens and dozens of quicktime errors in console related to divx:
4/24/10 9:50:15 PM [0x0-0xf20f2].com.google.Chrome /Library/QuickTime/DivX Decoder.component/Contents/MacOS/DivX Decoder: open() failed with errno=1
I've re-installed the divx component, and the errors stopped. No hangs yet... but I'm sure it will happen again.. so we'll see.
I wonder if Apple support will take action without witnessing the hang themselves.
I have this same problem. I also have the standard 320 GB 5400 RPM drive. I'll also note it seems to get better throughout the day as I use the computer. It's worst after I first wake it from sleep or boot it up for the first time. My guess is that more things are loaded into RAM the more I use it, so the HD isn't accessed as much.
Also, I recommend everybody who has this problem submit a bug report to Apple. Those reports go straight to the engineers, and the more people that submit this problem, the more attention it will get. You can use this link:
Please let us know what you experience swapping your HDD!
I've added disk activity monitoring to my iStat Menus in the hopes that I might observe something useful during one of the hangs.
I have also submitted the following bug report to Apple:
The HDD will become unresponsive for 10-40 seconds, during which time applications, or the majority of the OS, will hang / beach ball. The mouse will still move, and sometimes my iStat Menus will continue to show (virtually nil) CPU usage. This always recovers, but it occurs frequently. No console messages are generated when this occurs. I have the factory 5400RPM 320GB drive.
Steps to Reproduduce:
This occurs primarily whenever large disk operations are taking place, and/or:
- Moving large amounts of files from or to another disk
- Switching between applications when there is little free memory (but plenty of inactive)
- Waking the laptop from sleep (not immediately, but several times following the wake up)
- Playing World of Warcraft
The laptop should not experience frequent 10-40 second stalls, due to the hard drive being apparently unavailable.
Frequent 10-40 second hangs / stalls occur, during which time the OS becomes almost completely unresponsive.
I have attempted the following without being able to eliminate the issue.
- Reinstalling the OS (archive and install)
- Selectively closing applications
- Resetting the PRAM
- Running UNIX maintenance tasks
- Running disk repair (from install disk)
- Running permissions repair
Personally, if it boils down to it, I am going to replace the hard drive myself.
I don't want:
1) To lose my laptop while they replace the hard drive.
2) To be unable to do a direct clone from my computer.
3) To have the same model HDD in my machine that is causing the problems.
Assuming it is, in fact, solvable by replacing the HDD.
I Have the same problem as iRuney, I will replace it myself, it's fast, easy and even described in the user manual !!! (I will restore my data from the Clone I made 2 days ago.)
If it's not the cause of the problem ... then I will have it repared by Apple. (the only option, if it's not an HDD problem, is that it's a SATA controler problem ... that means motherboard replacement ...)
I don't think it's a SMS problem, at least it's not solvable by turnig the SMS off. I've tried to deactivate the SMS with the command " § sudo pmset -a sms 0 "
If you're interested in trying this, you may need theses commands too ...
" § sudo pmset -a sms 1 " to reactivate
" § sudo pmset -g " to check status