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For some reason, all of a sudden OS X keeps locking up when I try to access the applications folder, or try to do other things. It sits there a crunches, and locks up, or is in an infinite crunch. I was downloading the update to limewire, but I canceled part way into the download. Well, I can't delete the partial file off the desktop, I click on it, and it goes back into infinite crunch mode. The only way to restart my powerbook is to hold the power button till it turns off, and then power up again. This is getting REALLY frustrating since I can't do a thing in OS X . Any ideas as to wtf is ging on, and how I can fix this? I really appreciate any help.




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Have you tried working in the terminal? Will that work?
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No I haven't, what should I do from there? I can't seem to be able to access hardly anything with out it going into crunchmode. Man I am getting frustrated, I need it for school, plus I got assignments on it. DoH! What a night


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Do you have any experience with a terminal?

Basically, all you've gotta do is launch Terminal from the Applications -> Utilities directory (hopefully it doesn't choke before you get there!). Once the terminal is up and running and waiting for your command, it should work to just do the following commands:

cd Desktop

rm thefilesexactname

However, it sounds like something's really not right with your system. I occasionally get permanent hangs and stuff, too. I think Finder might just be buggy. Most people never have a single problem. I've gotta restart the computer from time to time with the power button. I hope Panther's Finder will be more stable. I'm already drooling at the new features!
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I have no experiance with the terminal. Also, as soon as I click applications, it freezes. :-/ I am running some disk utilities right now off my OS X Disc .


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Heh, at first I thought you meant that you were trying to do everything while running disk utilities in the background.

It probably wont work, but try rebooting, then in Finder (without opening any windows yet), go Go -> Folder and navigate to the Utilities folder.
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It seems what ever I try access , no matter what it is outside the desktop only, it goes into Infinite Crunch-Mode



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Is there a key command for the terminal by chance?? That miight work better then this..


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No there isnt as far as I know.. this is really strange.. I have not had any problems with my finder.. ever! at least with OS X that is.. it's probably because of LimeWire.. they're pretty messed up anyways.. hmm..
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Are you logged in as the administrator?
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How do I do this again? LOL



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Well you log out.. or restart your computer.. and then whoever you set as the administrator.. log in as that person.
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heh, you make is sound so easy! But, I don't get that screen, (how do I get it to popup when I am booting up?) and when I try to logout, it hangs on me again. Like I said, I can't hardly do anything with out it hanging.
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Wow, you're definitely having problems arent you? Hmm.. Ok it sounds like something is quite wrong.. so what I would do is just let it sit there with the disk spinning. When something has gone wrong with my computer.. I usually shut it down.. even if it looks like it has hung, usually it is just fixing itself.. then it will shutdown/restart.. and when you bring it back up.. it usually takes a long time again (5mins - 1hour) to continue fixing itself and then everything is great.

See if you can do that.. unless it's just plain hanging no matter how long you wait..
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I had it just sitten there for a long time, close to a half hour with nuthing, but, I'll try it, heck, I need to get to sleep. 4:30am here.... Talk to you tomorrow, hopefully I can get this thing working...
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Yeah once you get up.. give us the status of how it's doing.. exactly what it is doing, so forth and so forth.. between all of us.. we should be able to figure it out
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