7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2010 12:44 PM by ginja_ninja8
ginja_ninja8 Level 1 (5 points)
Hi, lately my macbook seems to be freezing quite alot. For example, the other day i was using Vuze to download something and went to check on it again and it had stopped downloading so when i went to restart vuze the entire thing froze, but not with the spinning disc, it just stopped. And it happened again when i started up google chrome. For some reason my mac keeps on freezing with certain applications and Its getting quite annoying Lol

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

White Macbook '08, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Lyssa Level 6 (17,825 points)
    How large is the hard drive and how much space is free? How much RAM in the computer?

    How old is your machine? Has it ever been repaired?

  • ginja_ninja8 Level 1 (5 points)
    The harddrive is a 250GB with about 30gb free, and i have 1gb ram. its coming up on just over two years old now and i got the logic board replaced last march.
  • Lyssa Level 6 (17,825 points)
    Alright, you've got about enough space on the hard drive which is good. How many applications do you have open? Do you have your install discs?

  • ginja_ninja8 Level 1 (5 points)
    a few times all programs are closed and i open up chrome and then vuze. it tends to happen with non-native applications and yeh i have my install discs somewhere lol
  • ginja_ninja8 Level 1 (5 points)
    Does no one know anything? its getting fairly annoying Lol

    I think its something to do with java or flash because both are used for chrome and vuze
  • cornelius Level 6 (17,825 points)

    Your HDD free space is minimally sufficient, but it does not leave you a lot of wiggle room. I would begin by running Repair Disk
    Insert Installer disk and Restart, holding down the "C" key until grey Apple appears.
    Go to Installer menu (Panther and earlier) or Utilities menu (Tiger) and launch Disk Utility.
    Select your HDD (manufacturer ID) in the left panel.
    Select First Aid in the Main panel.
    (Check S.M.A.R.T Status of HDD at the bottom of right panel, and report if it says anything but Verified)
    Click Repair Disk on the bottom right.
    If DU reports disk does not need repairs quit DU and restart.
    If DU reports errors Repair again and again until DU reports disk is repaired.
    If DU reports errors it cannot repair you will need to use a utility like Tech Tool Pro or Disk Warrior

    Please post back with your results.

  • ginja_ninja8 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hey thanks yeh ill try that and then tell you how it goes