MacBook Pro :: Spinning Color Wheel Pointer / Page Freezes

Dec 8, 2010

What does it mean when my 13" Macbook Pro pointer turns into a spinning color wheel after a web page loads, but freezes while this is happening? Every now and it does this for just a few seconds. At first I though maybe it lost my home Wifi signal, but it's showing 4 full bars.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Pointer Keeps Turning Into A Coloured Spinning Wheel?

May 28, 2012

pointer keeps turning into a coloured spinning wheel, waiting game ,there is plenty of RAM avaiable?

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iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), iOS 5.1.1, 9months old

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MacBook :: It Has Gotten Slow And Keep Watching The Spinning Color Wheel

May 24, 2012

Lately my MacBook is dragging and I'm spending more time watching the spinning color wheel than working of having fun. What can I do to speed up the process and get rid of the spinning wheel? 

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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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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MacBook Pro :: Freezes For No Reason - Multicolored Spinning Wheel Pops Up

Mar 31, 2012

My 2010 Leopard MacBook Pro freezes for no apparent reason. The multicoloured spining wheel thingy pops up and I can move it but can't do anything else. It last for a few minutes and then it starts again.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Jun 4, 2012

my color wheel or beachball is spinning all the time now and the system is very slow

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Safari :: Get Spinning Color Wheel When Trying To Watch Video?

Mar 22, 2012

Get the spinning color wheel when I try to watch video on [URL].  I can watch the initial advertisement, but when it is time for the video to play I get the spinning color wheel and eventually says Plug in Failed.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Occasional Freeze With Spinning Color Wheel?

Sep 17, 2009

I bought my first uMbp the day Snow Leopard came out. Unfortunately, it was not installed on the uMbp. So upon running the mbp for the first time, I proceeded to install SL.

Now occasionally, maybe a once every other day, whenever I open up a few applications like Word or maybe even a new tab in Firefox, everything would freeze and the spinning color wheel would spin for about 30 or so seconds and everything would resume to normal.

Now I ask, is this normal behavior? I have the 2.26ghz uMBP edition with 2gb of ram.

Should I go ahead and do a clean re-install?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Keep Getting A Spinning Wheel And Computer Freezes

May 3, 2012

why do i keep getting a spinning wheel and my computer freezes

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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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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May 17, 2012

My color wheel is ALWAYS on ... NEVER used to come on at all... where do I start?   

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MacBook Pro

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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 :: 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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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?  

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MacBook Pro

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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
2 GB RAM
250 GB HDD

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Keeps Freezing And Showing The Color Wheel?

May 25, 2012

my mac is soooo slow.  It is very frustrating.  Has been noticeable worse since downloading Lion.

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MacBook (13-inch Aluminum Late 2008)

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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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MacBook :: Not Turning On - Stuck On Spinning Wheel

Apr 13, 2012

One day my computer just switched off for no reason. And when u tried to switch it back on it wouldn't pass the apple logo. It just stays on the apple logo with the spinning wheel under.I have tried fsck -fy it say my computer is ok .but then recently there is a losing bar that appeared under the spinning wheel. I have tried putting in the mac osx cd in and nothing happened but the cd won't come out anymore so now every time I switch the laptop it tries to start the cd.

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5)

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MacBook Pro :: Spinning Wheel Keeps Appearing On Computer?

Apr 22, 2012

The spinning wheel keeps appearing on my computer when I am using my applications, and the only way to get rid of it is by turning off my computer. What should I do?

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MacBook Pro

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MacBook Pro :: Stuck With Spinning Wheel After Update?

May 11, 2012

I did a software update and now MacBook pro is stuck on grey screen with spinning wheel. Turned off and on, still the wheel is spinning. Tried holding down shift key on a start up and yet still returned to grey screen with spinning wheel.

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MacBook
Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Spinning Wheel On Start Up - Cannot Login

May 28, 2012

Cannot log on-perpetual spinning wheel.How can I re-boot?

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MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2 GHz), iOS 5

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MacBook Pro :: Slow Connection Spinning Wheel

Jun 19, 2012

Have slow connection, sometimes lose connection for several seconds, have spinning wheel when trying to download a movie.

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Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Pointer Freezes Up And Needs Reboot

Dec 14, 2009

System 10.3.9 working without problem ... until...pointer freezes up.

Re-start helps, but only briefly, until another freeze-up.

Tried using another mouse, connected to my USB port.

(Usually, and without problem, I use a wireless LogiTech mouse.)

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MacBook Pro :: Stuck At The Spinning Wheel / Grey Screen?

Aug 13, 2010

So all of the sudden my mbp will not boot past the spinning wheel/apple screen. I have not let it try for longer than 15 minutes but I don't see the point. I tried to boot in safe mode(hold down shift) but the bar only went to about 1/3 and stopped/disappeared...so I don't know what to do. This shouldn't be happening after a couple months of light use.

Just for extra info:

I am able to boot into windows 7 via boot camp. Cannot boot from cd or go into safe mode.

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Software :: Macbook Freezing On Desktop - Spinning Wheel

Nov 5, 2009

The other day I went to restart my Macbook. It wouldn't so I had to force it via the off button. Now it boots but is stuck at desktop. I can't do ANYTHING but just look at the desktop background (which loads) and the spinning cursor. I reset PRAM and booted in Safe Mode but the same thing happens, it's just stuck on the desktop with no dock, no nothing but the spinning cursor. My disc drive is broken so can't do a reinstall right now and not sure if I could use an external disc drive. What I have tried: Resetting PRAM Going into single user and running a check- returns saying the volume is okay. When I typed reboot it didn't reboot. Exit brings me to the same desktop with spinning wheel.

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MacBook Pro :: Stop A Stuck Spinning Wheel In Word?

Mar 20, 2012

How do I stop the wheel of death in Word?

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MacBook
Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook :: Screen Is Stuck On The Spinning Wheel For 2 Days?

Apr 22, 2012

The colorful spinning wheel has been stuck on the screen for 2 days now. I can move the cursor around but the wheel never goes away.....I don't know what to do

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MacBook, iOS 5.0.1

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MacBook :: Perpetually See A Grey Screen And Spinning Wheel?

Apr 28, 2012

A few months ago my 2004 iMac froze as I was simply shutting down the power and attempting to restart. I was not installing any new O/S.Today I attempted two things while booting with the O/S recovery disc-1: (a) I slid the disc in and held down the "C" key while I attempted to power it on. Nothing happened and I continued to see the grey screen and spinning wheel. 

(b) I slid the disc inside and held down the "ALT" key while I attempted to power it on. Three icons showed up: (a) Hard Disk; (b) Recovery Disc; and (c) Test. I clicked on the Test icon and it took me to a new screen with two options: ( i ) Quick Test and ( ii ) Extended Test. I clicked on Quick Test. The first aspect of the Quick Test (I think it was Airport) went through fine and passed. The second aspect of the Quick Test (Logic Board testing) continued to show "In Progress" for a really long time (about 15 mins.). From that I figured something must have gone wrong with the Logic Board.

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.1)

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MacBook Pro :: Apple Startup Screen Spinning Wheel?

May 23, 2012

I rebooted my MacBook Pro (15", i7).  When the system started back up, I got a status bar at the bottom of the screen.  It took approx two minutes for the status bar to move to completion (almost like it was performing a BIOS update).  I then got the gray spinning wheel (gray backdrop, darker gray Apple logo).  I tried holding down the CMD and Option keys during a subsequent reboot....nothing changes.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: 10.6.8 Won't Shut Down - Blue Screen With Spinning Wheel

Jun 10, 2012

it's an 15 inch macbook pro. since I bought this computer was working fine about last year. Somehow, start of this year, the problem begins. Everytime when i opened microsoft word 2011 on mac or Photoshop cs5, and quit the software as normaly. When i try to shut down the blue screen with spinning wheel apears. this spining wheel is endless. But funny thing is that after use other software such as games, web browser (safari) etc. and quit them. when i shut down there was not a problem. only word 2011 for mac and adobe photoshop cs5.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Running Slow With Spinning Wheel Appearing

Jun 14, 2012

Why does my new MacBook Pro run so slow when going from one application to another with spinning wheel appearing?MacBook Pro runs slower then my 2 year old MacBook Pro.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook :: Won't Boot Past Gray Screen And Spinning Wheel

Jul 23, 2010

I apologize for the long message but I want to be as detailed as possible. My MacBook (purchased early 2006, white 13", upgraded to Leopard about a year ago with no problems until now) will not boot past the grey screen and spinning wheel. Here' are the list of 6 steps I've followed so far and still is not working. Oh, and I do not have any peripherals attached to my MacBook:

1. Reboot in Safe Mode: tried pressing down the Shift key before the powering up sound AND after the sound. Could not get into Safe Mode. Did this several times, holding the Shift key for as much as a minute or two. Nothing but grey screen and spinning wheel.

2. Reset NVRAM/PRAM: CMD+R+P+Option: Computer restarted but still goes into Grey Screen, spinning wheel and stays there forever.

3. CMD +S: I read this online. Gave me a black screen with a lot of information, but I don't know how to read the computer jargon, let alone know what to do with said info. 4. Disk Utility Repair Disk : Inserted my Leopard install disk. Went to Utility Disk. Performed a Repair Disk and I did get two error messages, something related to id 70000452 should be id 70000450 ( I'm sorry to say I cannot remember the exact error messages). But it showed as repaired. When I did a 2nd Repair Disk, I got the message that the volume appears to be OK. Turned off and on again, nothing but grey screen and wheel.......

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MacBook Pro :: Loads To The Apple Logo And Spinning Wheel Then Shuts Down?

Apr 8, 2012

My older MacBook loads to the apple logo and spinning wheel then shuts down. I havnet really used this laptop properly for a few years and is the 2007 Mac Book model. not been modified.

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MacBook, MacBook 13" 2007 model.

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