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Hi. I recently reinstalled the OS (not that I planned this) and was having a lot of computer freezes and had to use the power off button.

Things are better now.. and also reading the Missing Manuel helps to understand MAC too.

however I still have programs freeze on me. Right now IPhoto (which opened automatically when the card reader when in) won't close. I tried Command Option escape and i get the menu but nothing happens. Then I went to activity monitor and tried to quit the process in red and that would not work.

So what to do? I have run the disk utility a few times to make sure my HD is fine..etc. (things I learned here, thank you). (of course now I use Time Machine too.. learned the hard way).

Also sometimes when a program freezes then it makes it impossible to shut down the normal way.

Thanks for any suggestions about what to do when FORCE QUIT won't work as I seem to have this often.
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Is there an open window somehow hidden behind your application where the importer is asking you for some information, or delivering a message? I've found that sometimes these message windows get hidden if you are typing along or clicking along and don't give them enough time to appear. Then they appear to be non-responsive because they are sitting there waiting on you. You can use Exposé to see if there is something hidden. (F3 will bring up Exposé.)
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Are you able to Restart when an application freezes? Force Quit has never failed to work for me. Restart would be the next thing I'd try.
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You could try the steps laid out here Basic OS X/Mac Troubleshooting

I sounds to me that you have some corrupt program or programming and maybe a full reinstall, wipe and install might help out too..

Good luck to you

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You could try the steps laid out here Basic OS X/Mac Troubleshooting

I sounds to me that you have some corrupt program or programming and maybe a full reinstall, wipe and install might help out too..

Good luck to you
Hi thanks for all the suggestions. I have already did a full reinstall. and checked everything and the disk utility says it is fine.
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