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I seem to be getting the spinning wheel about 6 or 7 seconds after visiting websites, particularly ones i regularly visit. Anyone familiar with this syndrome, and have a solution? It lasts for about 10 seconds each time.
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what model of MacBook do you have

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Need to know more than just the symptoms to help you.

IE Browser and version. Not to mention your system specs.
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And how much memory is installed?
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Actually, it happens on all applications and has the effect of stopping all running apps - music stops if using itunes etc.

ok - my mac - I'm not so up on specs but here goes


Model Name: MacBook
Model Identifier: MacBook3,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MB31.008E.B02
SMC Version (system): 1.24f2

i use safari, but as i said it is not just surfin

the problem seems to have started after i was forced into not ejecting my external hard drive properly, though i cant be 100 percent this was the catalyst. sorry for any crap typing, i have a broken wrist! hence the delay in respondingto you guys.

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Something has become corrupted. Try running Repair Permissions, maintenance scripts and if no joy boot from install DVD and run Repair Disk from there, and if all that fails download a little utility named Applejack, read manual, and run that.

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Like harryb2448 said, you should repair permissions and do some maintenance scripts. There are several apps which can help you out with this. Personally, I use Onyx. Click the Automation button and then Execute, and it will do everything for you.
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Sorry if this is not posted in correct place.

Hi,

Please help if you can.

I have a 2 year old macbook. I have never had problems with it until a few nights ago. I was watching some videos and it started to freeze up on me. I turned off my macbook by holding down the power button. I left it alone until monring. When I tried to turn it on again I found myself at the gray screen with the apple and spinning wheel. First it would just stay here for 30+ and not do anything.

I have tried to reset the Pram and start in Safe mode by selecting down shift after the inital chime. Nothing happens.

Now I try to power on, goes to same gray screen with spinning wheel and quickly turns off.

I am currently away from home and my install discs.

I need to use my macbook now and I also want to make sure I do not lose the information I do not have backed up.

Do I need my original discs? Can I have someone burn me a copy and mail them to me? This way I do not risk losing the originals in the mail.

Or can I try something different without having my install discs.

Please help in any way you can. It will be greatly appreciated.

My email is macntroublehelp@gmail.com
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