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My iMac is hanging in several applications

365 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 13, 2012 6:09 PM by Mike Sombrio RSS
Catherine Larson Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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Jun 13, 2012 2:12 PM

Today my iMac has started to hang while working in various programs. I have re-started the machine, closed programs, but nothing seems to help. This has happened in Chrome, Firefox, iMovie, PhotoShop, MS Word and Excel.

 

Looking at other threads, I opened the Activity monitor and downloaded the temperature sensor, but not sure what I am looking at.

 

What has caused this to suddenly start happening?

iMac, iOS 5.0.1, 8 gb ram
  • Mike Sombrio Level 6 Level 6 (9,125 points)
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    Jun 13, 2012 3:15 PM (in response to Catherine Larson)

    Catherine, when you say hang I assume you mean that the application doesn't respond and your getting the spinning beach ball? What version of Mac OS are you running? How much free space do you have on your hard disk? I'm going to suggest that you run Disk Utility but how you need to do that depends on which OS you have.

  • Mike Sombrio Level 6 Level 6 (9,125 points)
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    Jun 13, 2012 3:52 PM (in response to Catherine Larson)

    Let's hold off on Disk Utility for a bit and go back to Activity Monitor. Here's a link on using it

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1342

    In the drop down menu select All Processes, look at the CPU% column and see if something there is hogging all of your processor.

  • Mike Sombrio Level 6 Level 6 (9,125 points)
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    Jun 13, 2012 4:33 PM (in response to Catherine Larson)

    I don't know if that temp is normal. I don't monitor any temps unless I'm having a problem, and I haven't had any issues like that with my iMac. One fifty doesn't sound out of the ordinary to me...but I'll leave that to someone who does monitor their temps. I hope you found your problem, if not post back and we'll get back to it.

  • Mike Sombrio Level 6 Level 6 (9,125 points)
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    Jun 13, 2012 6:09 PM (in response to Catherine Larson)

    Let's keep our fingers crossed! You're welcome.

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