Results of the test are as follows:
Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.plugin
Logitech Control Center.prefPane
FCP Uncompressed 422.component
Flip4Mac WMV Advanced.component
Flip4Mac WMV Export.component
Flip4Mac WMV Import.component
Adobe Unit Types.osax
iTunesHelper, Windows Server Launchpad, Microsoft Database Daemon, Skype, Canon IJ Network Scanner Selector2, Android File Transfer Agent, Canon IJ Network Scanner Selector EX, Dropbox, Battery Status, Leaf
Hope this helps? Many, many, many thanks for your assistance!
Hi again, Linc
I should also add that, having seen the Java Applet Plugin reference in the above test outputs, I have now disabled Java content in the Java Control Panel. I had already disabled it in Safari and Firefox. I don't know if this was necessary, but having read what you and Thomas have shared, I thought it prudent to do this. Let me know if I don't need to take this step and I will re-enable it.
Thanks, Linc. Sadly I will not be able to uninstall all of these items. To give you an idea:
- Parallels is used to run Windows-based software my business has purchased, and given I am the only Mac user, it is cost-prohibitive to purchase an inferior Mac-friendly product. Please note that I would not normally use the term "inferior" when it comes to Mac-friendly products (generally they're far from inferior), but in this case I have explored the possibility of purchasing such a product from the same distributor as the Windows product we own, and they have advised against it as the Mac product is nowhere near as good, as effective or as powerful.
- I run a Logitech mouse, so removal of the Logtech Control Panel is really not an option without going out and purchasing a Magic Mouse, which is not ideal in my situation. However, I will explore this option if I need to.
- The Windows Server I mentioned earlier is the central storage for shared files. Of course, it runs NTFS format, which is incompatible with OS X without Paragon (this is not an incomplete installation, by the way).
So... As a starting point, I will ensure all of the above are up to date. I will also explore the possibility of removing CUDA. I'm not exactly sure what it does, but I know it's associated with the Nvidia graphics card in the MBP.
Many thanks again. I'll keep you posted on any progress.
1/07/13 10:38:05.172 PM WindowServer: CGXDisableUpdate: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Disk Utility" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them.
1/07/13 10:38:05.313 PM WindowServer: reenable_update_for_connection: UI updates were finally reenabled by application "Disk Utility" after 1.14 seconds (server forcibly re-enabled them after 1.00 seconds)
Given the reference to Windows Server in the above, I should also highlight out a couple of other points at this stage:
- The Windows Server has been on the network since before the MBP was purchased and has never given any grief other than (maybe) a slow initial connection to the Server via Finder.
- As part of the reboot into normal mode, I elected not to launch the Windows Server Launchpad, so this was NOT running at the time of the latest hang.
Just a quick note that the reference to "WindowServer" is almost certainly not to a server on your network, rather it's the OS X process that manages all the windows on your desktop. We all see references to that occasionally.
It looks like the cause of the Disk Utility "stop responding" issue relates in some way to Time Machine backups. I'm not sure why this would be an issue, but I have witnessed Disk Utility stop responding on at least three occassions today, each time as Time Machine commences a backup. I have tried to reset Time Machine (unmount/remount drive, reset drive), but this did not resolve the problem.
FYI: Time Machine is backing up to a WD MyBookLive external HDD, connected to the network via ethernet. MBP may also be connected via ethernet, but more often is connection via WiFi (this does not seem to make a difference).
Any thoughts?!?!?!? Please?!?!? Thanks!