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1632 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 23, 2010 1:03 PM by rkaufmann87
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2010 11:57 AM (in response to BlueX)Even when I only boot up to use Firefox to view web pages, the browser will completely freeze come back up maybe 10-15 minutes later and then freeze seconds after I can use it again...
Why do random errors like these keep happening on Mac OS X???17" 2.4 GHz MacBook Pro, 15" 3.06 GHz MacBook Pro Unibody 500 GB @ 7200 rpm, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2010 12:37 PM (in response to BlueX)Exactly how did you install MS Windows? Did you use Boot Camp, Parallels or Fusion? If you used Boot Camp then it's possible it's related to the method you used to partition the HD or installing Windows.
Please post back with details about the MS Windows installation.
RogeriMac and Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iPhone 3GS Airport Extreme Airport Express
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2010 12:54 PM (in response to rkaufmann87)I installed through boot camp a looong time ago, this issue with the Mac OS is very recent, just noticed it yesterday. The only similar problem I could think of related to this in the past year and a half I owned this machine is that everytime i try to search something in Spotlight it freezes everything and restarts finder making spotlight search completely useless for me.17" 2.4 GHz MacBook Pro, 15" 3.06 GHz MacBook Pro Unibody 500 GB @ 7200 rpm, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2010 1:03 PM (in response to BlueX)In your original post you mentioned getting disk errors, screen of death taking 15 minutes to get. This makes me think the HD is getting ready to crash. Why it's only happening in OS X I don't know though. It's also possible you are having Kernel Panics which if not correctly quickly can result in fatally corrupting OS X. Where I'd start is by trouble shooting the hardware first and if that proves sound then trouble shooting software.
On hardware first check the S.M.A.R.T. status of the HD, it should be Verified if it's not then you know for sure the HD has issues. If the S.M.A.R.T. status is OK that isn't any guarantee everything is fine. From there I'd recommend running Apple Hardware Test in extended mode to see if it can find any issues. If you aren't familiar with AHT here are instructions:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509iMac and Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iPhone 3GS Airport Extreme Airport Express