Intel Mac :: How To Fix Spinning Wheel

Feb 25, 2012

My mac is often stalled with spinning wheel. What is best method to fix it?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)


Intel Mac :: Spinning Wheel On Load?

Jun 27, 2012

So I'm aware I have to reformat my Mac.... That's not my biggest issue here. My issue is I lost my snow leopard OS X while I moved and want to know if I could buy the $30 disc cuz I have everything BUT my OS X disc unfortunately.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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Mar 8, 2012

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Jun 11, 2012

Gray screen spinning wheel. How do I get it to start?

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Intel Mac :: Spinning Wheel Using Mail On My Mac Desktop

Jun 18, 2012

I'm getting spinning wheel in my Mail for long periods of time when I begin to type a users email address, sometimes takes several minutes to load the email. My address book isn't that large where this should be issue.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Intel Mac :: MacBook 10.6.7 Intel Won't Open -  Gear-looking Wheel Just Keeps Spinning

Jun 6, 2012

Shut down computer last night because after restarting it would not open.   A little gear-looking circle just spins round and round.  Started up computer this morning and it's the same situation . .gear circle just spins around.    I know the battery is fully charged.  

I'm using a different computer to write this.  

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IMac Intel :: Continuous Spinning Colored Wheel?

Apr 30, 2009

My iMac is really slow when I turn it on. The internet starts to come up but I get the dreaded spinning colored wheel. I have another Windows computer that hits the internet immediately. I am seeing the spinning wheel more and more all the time.

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Intel Mac :: It Won't Shutdown, Blue Screen With Spinning Wheel Is On?

Mar 4, 2012

Imac won't shut down, blue screen with spinning wheel is on and computer never shuts until I hold the power button down and shut it manually..

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: Continues To Lock Up With The spinning Wheel?

May 4, 2012

My Mac continues to lock up with the spinning wheel. Is there any trouble shooting I can do before I take it in?


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Intel Mac :: Computer Is Stuck On The Spinning Wheel On Startup?

Jun 10, 2012

My mac has crashed many times so I turn it off and on, but not it wouldn't start up.. just spinning away..

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Intel Mac :: Stuck At Grey Screen And Spinning Wheel?

Jun 23, 2012

I have a IMac that suddenly can't move past the grey screen, apple logos, and spinning wheel.  I have used the OS system disk to repair the Macintosh HD, the app stated that the repair of the volume was successful, but in trying to use the HD to restart, I am still stuck with the spinning wheel.  What should I do next, or what am I doing wrong? 



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Intel Mac :: Can't Shutdown: Gray Spinning Wheel/Blue Screen?

Mar 13, 2012

My early Intel iMac (2006) won't shut down - gray spinning wheel and blue screen for more than 2 hours now.  Can I safely turn it off with the power button?  (I'm a little paranoid after a bad experience doing that with my MacBook Pro).what I should I do then?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.7)

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Intel Mac :: Dolphin Emulator Does Not Work - Getting Spinning Wheel Of Death

Apr 21, 2012

Every time I try to start up the app, I just get the spinning wheel of death.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Intel Mac :: It Recently Shows Colored Spinning Wheel And Freezes

May 22, 2012

My imac recently shows colored spinning wheel and freezes. what this means?

Info:iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: Endlessly Spinning Dotted Wheel After Software Update

Jul 5, 2012

After having done a software update my computer doesn't start any more. It stays blocked at startup (grey screen) with the dotted wheel spinning endlessly under the apple logo. What should I do ?

iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.6)

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Intel Mac :: Delete Spinning Wheel On Top Of Program Icon In Menu Bar At Top Of Screen?

Jun 20, 2012

I had LogMeIn installed on my iMac and it worked fine for a while.  Then the icon for the program in the menu bar at the top of the screen went gray.  When I hover the mouse over the icon a spinning pinwheel appears, so I can't click the icon to start the program.  I deleted the program and then reinstalled it, but the gray icon and spinning wheel never whent away. how to delete the spinning wheel

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: Stuck On Apple Logo (not Even The Spinning Wheel) During Snow Leopard Installation?

Apr 14, 2012

I just tried to upgrade my iMac  to snow leopard (10.6.3) from cd.It remains stuck on the start page since hours : white page with grey apple logo and no spinning wheel or progression bar. 


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Intel Mac :: Won't Start - Get Apple Logo With Spinning Wheel, Question Mark That Disappears And Then Blank Blue Screen?

Jul 1, 2012

My daughter's old I Mac won't start. It is not backed up.  We want to get some things off of it if we can. When we turn it on, we get the Apple logo with spinning wheel for awhile, then a question mark briefly and then a sky blue blank screen.  Is there any hope of getting this to work?  This computer is out of warranty.  Does it seem that if we reinstall the Operating System we might find old data?  

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.4)

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Jun 24, 2012

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OS X :: Spinning Rainbow Wheel Of Death

Dec 30, 2005

Why my safari freezing on me daily? I am often opening new tabs and viewing 4 or 5 pages at once, and while they are loading it seems to be stuck on the annoying spinning rainbow wheel, ultimately leading me to end the program for not responding.

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OS X :: Getting Constant Spinning Wheel Of Death?

Aug 26, 2008

When I start up my iMac, it runs ok for a good 3-4 minutes, then all of a sudden when I try to click somewhere, I get the spinning wheel of death for about 2-3 minutes. Then when I click somewhere else I get another spinning wheel of death for another few minutes. This goes on and on and the computer is basically unusable, unless I want to wait 30 minutes to complete easy tasks that should take 2 minutes.

I tried resetting the ram by holding apple-option-P-R while restarting, but nothing is working. I have a good 15% free on my hard drive.

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MacBook Pro :: Mac Book Pro Spinning Wheel

Aug 24, 2009

I can barely type this post or do anything on my mac book pro without a spinning wheel popping up. Any help would be appreciated. I have cleared Pram, ran disk utility fix permissions.

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OS X :: 10.6 Not Booting - Spinning Wheel Of Death

Sep 8, 2009

I'm currently using Win 7 on my partitioned drive since I can't get OS X to boot. Here's what I did to screw everything up: Installed SL awhile back without performing what people here are referring to as a "clean install" (I had lots of third party apps installed). Things seemed to be working fine, though Finder seemed to lag more in 10.6 than it did in 10.5. Today, however, I tried updating Parallels 4.0. It required that I reboot in order to finish the installation.

But, when the Apple logo appeared, that damned spinner just wouldn't stop. [Perhaps Parallels is "tainting" the kernel?] First, I tried reinstalling from the SL Install DVD. No luck there. I tried downgrading to 10.5 (archive and install). Still didn't boot. I even tried several volume repairs. Those didn't help either. So, now I've heard that some users are having luck booting in safe mode. But, if I try that, will I be able to transfer data to a backup drive?

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OS X :: Getting Very Often A System Hang With A Spinning Wheel - How To Fix It

Oct 16, 2009

My SL was working perfectly until yesterday. I got my late 08 UMBP back from AppleCare without any replacement (see post here). They just run a kind of apple test suit on an external OSX, I guess they booted from a firewire disk.

Anyway, now I getting very often a system hang with a spinning wheel. When I try to repair permissions in the Disk Utility, the progress it stays like 10 minutes on the same place at the very beginning, then spinning wheel again then the system doesn't react. I can move the mouse that's all.

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OS X :: Color Spinning Wheel Won't Go Away In Mac Word?

Jan 15, 2010

I just got my imac 21.5 a week ago, and now already a problem. It was working fine until now.

I have been copying and pasting pictures and avatars from forums onto Microsoft office (office mac 2008). And tonight I got the dreadful color spinning wheel when I tried to copy more. I wouldn't go away after 10 minutes, so I restarted the computer. I reopened office, and it still had the wheel. It keeps saying it has to close. Why is this happening? Is it bad to copy and paste?

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OS X :: Ridiculous Finder Lag - Getting Spinning Wheel

Feb 19, 2010

In the past couple of weeks, Finder on my MacBook has been ridiculously laggy in doing just about anything. For instance, if I try to rename a file, I can usually count on having to wait anywhere from 3 to 10 seconds for the new name to appear on the Desktop. The same thing often occurs when moving files. Finder also constantly beachballs for ~5 seconds, which extends to things like save dialogs in other applications -- if I open up a Save as... dialog, the app usually hangs for awhile waiting for Finder to figure itself out. During these periods of lag, the computer is otherwise 100% responsive -- I can use other apps, I can open other apps via LaunchBar or the Dock (as long as I don't try to use Finder, which is busy beachballing), and my CPU usage sits at around 90% idle.

No problems at all except for Finder constantly beachballing and lagging. Performing disk tasks like moving and renaming files via Terminal complete instantaneously, so it doesn't look to be a problem with my disk. When I started writing this post, Finder was "Preparing to move" one file, and only just now finished. I don't recall exactly when these problems started, but it's possible it was around the time I upgraded from Leopard to Snow Leopard. I imagine that reinstalling Snow Leopard would fix these problems, but I'd rather not resort to that. I've got another computer running the same software as far as I can tell that doesn't exhibit any of these problems.

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OS X :: Keep Getting Spinning Rainbow Wheel On MacBook Pro

Aug 6, 2010

I have a brand new macbook pro, and whenever I use itunes, iphoto or firefox. I get the spinning "wheel of doom" about every ten minutes. It only lasts about 30 seconds, but happens even when I only have one application open.

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Software :: Spinning Wheel After Login?

Sep 28, 2008

I'm really stuck with this one. I have just purchased 2 Macs, an iMac and a Macbook (the white one). This problem only happens with one of them, the Macbook.

When I login using my windows account (DOMAINUser) on my iMac everything works fine. When I try the same on my Macbook however I type my password, hit Login, and then I get the spinning colorful wheel, and nothing else (I have waited a loooong time).

This is really frustrating because:

1. I can log in to a local account on the Macbook

2. the settings between both machines for Active Directory are exactly the same

The only 3rd party software I have installed on both machines is Office 2008 (the standard edition - not home & student).

This is what I have tried so far (remembering, I'm not a Mac expert, but am a PC expert):

1. Reboot

2. Removed the mobile account that was created when I logged into Active Directory, then logged in again

3. Typed a wrong password, this confirmed that the Macbook was talking to the Windows server (I can see network traffic as well)

4. Cleared the Library/Caches folder, and System/Library/Caches folder

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Software :: Spinning Wheel Appears Very Often?

Oct 29, 2008

I have a macbook 2.16mhz with 2gb ram mid 2007 model. It has started showing the spinning wheel for about 10-20 seconds for the last 3 months and it was getting worse and worse! and it came a time last week when almost every 5 clicks I was doing the wheel was appearing again!

First I thought I had a faulty ram and I ran memtest but everything was ok! then I reinstalled the system but still the problem exists not so ften though.

most of the times happens when I work on safari.

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MacBook Pro :: Spinning Wheel Of Death

Apr 17, 2012

My computer stopped charging and turning on a short while after it was dropped. 

I bought a new charger and my dad managed to fix it. (after i was told by a tech expert at a dodgy asian store the main processer had to be replaced)  The only issue im having are. The spinny wheel apears in almost all tasks, internet , browsing flies , clicking top tab. 

It only appears for about 30 seconds then goes away, sometimes freezing completely, It seems to happen less when the computer is stationary but still will happen quite often even just typing text. Logic Pro after reinstalling refuses to Open. Music sometimes freezes skips for 5-10 seconds. 

I did some research and try a few things its not the CPU usage cause i been checking using that program that checks. Is there a way i can check what part is failing through software or maybe do a general clean up? since it was reformated. 

Do i need to get a new computer or just a replacement part if i eliminate all other issues? Or could it be the start up drive?  

MacBook Pro

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ITunes :: Spinning Wheel Never Disappears?

May 4, 2012

Three seconds after iTunes starts, spinning wheel up and never disappear. We have thrownplist in preferences. We've reset the parameters (cmd + alt + p + r). We have reinstalled iTunes. The operating system is Leopard and iTunes is only used toplay songs and burning it. No iPhone synchronization.

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MacBook :: Spinning Wheel On Startup?

Jun 1, 2012

on startup with my mac book i get an apple logo and a spinning wheel where it either continues like this or switches itself off.

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MacBook :: Spinning Wheel And Very Slow?

Jun 16, 2012

Could this be caused by a failing hard drive? 

2008 13'" Aluminium MacBook
Running 10.6.8 (shipped with 10.5)
2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo
250 GB HDD

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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IMac :: Screen Stuck On Spinning Wheel?

Nov 13, 2010

I was away at a friend's yesterday and left my computer on and downloading a torrent (I have done this before and everything has been fine). When I came back today, I noticed that my computer was working very slowly so I restarted it. However, it would just stay at the grey screen with the wheel spinning forever instead of moving on to the blue screen.

I know that this has been reported many times before, even on this forum, but everything I tried does not work. I tried:

Holding down Command+S at startup and entering the command fsck -fy. Did not fix the problem
Opening the Install Disc and going into Disk Utility. I repaired the permissions and verified that the HD has no problems but the problem persisted.

Going into Safe Mode. This actually works fine, but unfortunately offers an extremely limited functionality of my computer.

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Mac Pro :: Spinning Wheel Never Stops - Installed Transmission

Feb 19, 2008

I have a new Mac Pro and have installed Transmission as a bittorrent client (not sure if this is related but it was open on all occasions the spinning wheel appeared). Just before the spinning wheel appears I notice that my internet connection drops to 0kbps up and down. Then if I click on a program (seems to be any program, ichat, itunes, safari, etc) sometimes the wheel appears and never goes away.

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OS X :: Spinning Wheel And Blue Screen After Startup

Dec 12, 2009

When I turn my MacBook on it does the white screen with the spinning wheel and then goes to the blue screen but it gets stuck on that screen for about a minute or two and goes to my login in screen any idea whats going on with it i have not changed anything but the other day I was turning it on and there was a bug on the keyboard and I went to kill it causing my to press some random buttons during the start up and its been doing this ever since.

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MacBook Air :: Spinning Wheel On Startup And Shuts Down

Mar 23, 2010

All of a sudden I was restarting my Air and now, it just has the spinning wheel for a few seconds and then goes blank and shuts down. I have tried everything the 'guide trouble shoots' but nothing has worked. Even was able to test the hard drive and it came back with no trouble. I tried to 'return to factory setting' but no luck and also tried resetting the Parameter RAM.

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MacBook Pro :: Not Booting - Getting Infinite Spinning Wheel

May 20, 2010

I put in a samsung 500gb drive, and since yesterday this one is also doing strange. I was browsing the internet and it started launching itunes and going really slow although i wasn't doing anything, then it showed a force quit window telling me there was not enough memory on the startup disk for applications, althoug i still have roughly 340gb of free space. I just thought of restarting it maybe that solved the problem. But no, since then it doesn't startup in mac os x, bootcamp works fine with windows 7 installed. But starting snow leopard just gives me a grey screen like the safe boot screen with the progress bar and the spinning wheel. the progress bar dissapears after a while and the wheel etternaly spins.

Tried single user mode and fsck -fy but it only gives me some dislocations, it gets till the repairing Tree and then says that the volume Macintosh HD could not be repaired. Also tried to reset Pram but that neither. starting up with a bootable usb with the mac os x install dvd on it gives me the prohibitory sign after 2 minutes. I still have to try with my original disc, but that one is at home and I'm not gonna be there till next month.

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Software :: Updates Not Loading - Wheel Keeps Spinning

Aug 19, 2009

I was loading some updates on a mac. The spinning wheel just kept spinning. I shut down the mac. Now when I start I get the apple and the circle loading. I tried apple+option+p+r. I got the load tone sound but nothing else. I have the tiger disk, but it will not open.

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Software :: Spinning Wheel Of Death Constantly?

May 24, 2010

I have a macbook 2.1ghz with OSX 10.5.8 running with 4gb of 667mhz DDR2

Recently I have been getting spinning beach balls of death on a constant biases. They come when I try to open web pages such as [URL]... ANYTHING actually. They come when I try to open applications, they seem to come when I try to do almost anything. I cannot force quit when they come. I have tried waiting for them to go away, sometimes up to an hour and nothing happens. They have come when I try to open utilities to try to figure out what is wrong. They come in safe mode.

I freed up hard disk space, over 60 gigs of the 120 gig hard drive. NOTHING.

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