5203 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 24, 2010 6:27 PM by Colobus
I would do some basic repairs for starts.
Try using Disk Utility to do a Disk Repair, as shown in this link, while booted up on your install disk.
You could have some directory corruption. Let us know what errors Disk Utility reports and if DU was able to repair them. Disk Utility's Disk Repair is not perfect and may not find or repair all directory issues. A stronger utility may be required to finish the job.
After that Repair Permissions.
No need to report Permissions errors....we all get them.
I've been having the same sort of problem, ie iMac freezing intermittently while on Safari or Apeture 3. Have tried every suggestions from the Apple Help desk, including new hard drive, tested the Ram, new Logic board, etc. Yes, I've rum all the utilities & have been in touch with the helpful Apple staff on the Help line. It's been at an Apple repair shop twice, & the upshot is that the product appears to be unrepairable.The machine is back with an Apple repair agent. Unfortunately, it crashes when it wants to & not necessarily on demand, so I have a tough time being understood by the Apple crew(s) to whom I talk. And, no there are no logs that cature "the moment(s)", although console logs have been sent to Apple. I think I might film & post a clip of the lovely iMac been taking it to a dump & being trashing it as I've almost given up!