7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2013 5:45 AM by JoeTools
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Seems that not only am I getting constant random beach balls and eventual unresponsive programs, but I am also getting regular device driver corruptions. These are all third party devices that have "qualified drivers for this OS". Come on Apple get it together.


Disgruntled Pro Tools user.

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 3.33 GHz 6-Core Xeon, 32 GB RAM
Reply by Eric Root on Feb 18, 2013 1:02 PM Helpful
Try doing some basic maintenance. Disk UtilityDisk Utility Repair Permissions You Can Safely Ignore                                 Reset NVRAM/PRAM Reset SMC                                 General Maintenance Recommendations For the spinning beach balls and unresponsive programs, if the above doesn't solve the problem: Try setting up another admin user account to see if the same problem continues. If Back-to-My Mac is selected in System Preferences, the Guest account will not work.Isolating an issue by using another user accountIf the problem is still there, try booting into the Safe Mode.  Shut down the computer and then power it back up. Immediately after hearing the startup chime, hold down the shift key and continue to hold it until the grey Apple icon and a progress bar appear. The boot up is significantly slower than normal.                Safe ModeSafe Mode - About General information.  Isolating issues in Mac OS X 
Reply by Eric Root on Feb 18, 2013 5:19 PM Helpful
If you haven't installed the 10.8.2 supplemental update, maybe that might help. There are 2 and since I don't know the age of your computer, I'll post both: 10.8.2 supplemental update 10.8.2 supplemental update for 2012 You can try re-installing Mountain Lion by booting into the Recovery Partition (command - R). Ugly, but has solved a lot of problems.

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