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Increasingly we are experiencing the "beachball of doom" while surfing with either browser. The only way to escape is to force-quit the application. Any idea what's going on here? This is an iMac running Snow Leopard and otherwise seems to work fine.
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G'day and welcome to the forums.

How much memory is in your iMac and what speed broadband are you using?

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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The iMac has 1 GB of memory. Not sure about broadband speed, but it's Comcast cable. Also have a 250 GB hard drive and a 500GB external hard drive backing up on Time Machine. The issue seems to show up when the external drive is active?? Like maybe when it's backing up?
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Is this happening mostly on sites with Flash?

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If you are downloading and browsing, not a good time to have the external on and backing up, particularly with so little memory. Personally always drag external icon to the trash and disconnect when not in use.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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OK - when I drag the external drive to the trash, how do I re-activate it? Probably a dumb question, but I never did that before...
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