I am desperately looking for help. My MacBook Pro (Mid 2012, 13 inch, i5, 500GB HD, 4 GB RAM)
It's annoyingly slow most of the times and the "beach ball" of death appears regardless of the program I use. It sometimes appears even if I am in Finder and try to open a folder. After many seconds, the ball disappears, and I can operate the software. Periodically it comes back. Quicktime, Chrome, Safari, all programs experience this problem.
I have already clean installed Mountain Lion and even formatted the hard drive. But the problem persists. All hard drive and memory check utilities pass tests, including Voltans Smart Utility and Rember. Disk Util also says hard drive is ok and no problem found. No Anti virus, MacKeeper, Flip4MAC or Easy find.
Activity Monitor does not show any process with abnormally high CPU usage while the beach ball is busy with its dance of death!
Following is the EtreCheck report. What are these System Launch Agents and Daemons?
I would truly appreciate anyone's help!
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro9,2
1 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 2 cores
4 GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 - VRAM: 512 MB
OS X 10.8.4 (12E55) - Uptime: 1 day 8:40:34
TOSHIBA MK5065GSXF disk0 : (500.11 GB)
disk0s1 (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB
Untitled (disk0s2) /: 499.25 GB (211.46 GB free)
Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>: 650 MB
Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
Apple Inc. BRCM20702 Hub
Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller
Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver
Apple Inc. FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)
Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus
Problem System Launch Daemons:
Problem System Launch Agents:
[not loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist
User Launch Agents:
User Login Items:
3rd Party Preference Panes:
DivX Plus Web Player.plugin
User Internet Plug-ins:
Top Processes by CPU:
1% Activity Monitor
Top Processes by Memory:
160 MB Google Chrome
160 MB mds
102 MB iTunes
102 MB Transmission
82 MB MPlayer OSX Extended
78 MB Finder
74 MB WindowServer
66 MB DashboardClient
61 MB SystemUIServer
57 MB Dock
Virtual Memory Statistics
576 MB Free RAM
1.36 GB Active RAM
983 MB Inactive RAM
1.12 GB Wired RAM
5.02 GB Page-ins
167 MB Page-outs
Had this same problem, went through everything i could find on the net, nothing wrong with my software or settings though, so took it back to apple who did a wipe clean and re install, still same problem, then replaced a front sensor? cable...still was no good so they replaced the hard drive now it works fine.
All the tests said my previous hard drive was ok too.
Hope this helps and hope yours is under warranty. seems a small number of machines are affected this crops up occasionally if you google it.