Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2013 7:24 AM (in response to dixiefromkville)
Did you just update to Mavericks? If so Spotlight need to re-index all your file so it will take a while and Maveriks does an optimization process that takes some time also
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2013 7:39 AM (in response to dixiefromkville)
All I know is that anything I try, I get the wheel for about 5 mins
My 13 yr old has been using it lately.
That explains it.
You have a boot hard drive and it's been subjected to shock damage (not supposed to move hard drives while the Mac is on)
What is occuring is the drive is attempting to read from the damaged sectors and place that data on a spare one, so it's showing the spinning wheel in OS X saying it's "waiting".
If it can't find the data it returns nothing back to OS X, which is also appears to be occuring.
Your hard drive is damaged, you will need to drag and drop files to a external storage drive likely one at a time because a group or folder copy will hang on the damaged files.
Do NOT use TimeMachine or any other automated backup, in fact don't connect these drives as those might contain the only non-corrupted copy of your files now and connecting them will cause TimeMachine etc., to update with corruped data.
Once you have what you can get off the machine, take it to Apple to have the drive replaced with a new one and you can reinstall OS X after that.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2013 9:39 AM (in response to dixiefromkville)
I had a similar problem with my mac mini (2009?). It is possible that your OsX is not deleting not use data (bufor overflow). Check how much data is used by system. if its about 100% thats the case. There are few nice apps to delete and/or realocate memory in app store
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2013 10:03 AM (in response to dixiefromkville)
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