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Major Problems Post-Mountain Lion Installation

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Jan 27, 2013 10:35 AM

Just downloaded mountain lion to my iMac, all correct specs (memory, etc.).  Upgraded from snow leopard 10.6.8.  All went smooth until the installation was complete.  The start-up wheel never stopped spinning; waited at least 20-30 min.  So I shut down the computer, and once I restarted mountain lion launched fine.  However, now I get the colored spinning wheel of death (WOD) with every operation, and the computer runs like molasses.  Even the simplest task like moving a file on the desktop from one location to another gets the WOD going, and takes forever.  Any ideas?  Can I reinstall mountain lion and try again?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,300 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 11:06 AM (in response to wb4fly)

    You can try a safeboot  and see if it sorts any problems then restart as normal.

     

    Yes you can hold the commad -R  on restart to get to Recovery and reinstall ML on top of what you have,

  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,300 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 12:38 PM (in response to wb4fly)

    SafeBoot would have given us this clue-  third party interference.

     

    Sophos anti-virus Always problematic on a Mac,  as with 99% AV out there.

     

    I am glad you got it sorted.

     

    Good computing !

    MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.4GHz IntelCorei5 320GB HD 8GB RAM
  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,300 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 12:47 PM (in response to wb4fly)

    wb4fly wrote:

      Is there another way to shut down using a safer method if your computer freezes or have chronic WOD?

     

    No that is the best you can do in that case. It should recover itself just fine under most all circumstances.

     

    That is the standard protocol

     

    cheers to trouble free computing !

  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,300 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 1:03 PM (in response to wb4fly)

     

    by Topher Kessler

     

    Good one.  Can't say I have ever done this however. In almost two decades of Apple/Mac.

     

    I would suspect a second re-boot sorts this out.

    MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.4GHz IntelCorei5 320GB HD 8GB RAM

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