ITunes :: 10.6.1 Freezing / Not Responding - Pinwheel Spinning
May 18, 2012
iTunes 10.6.1 has started freezing after launch (just the pinwheel is seen spinning). The Activity Monitor indicates it's not responding and consuming 0% CPU. It's being run on an Early 2008 Mac Pro running OS X 10.7.4 and is used to sync an iPhone 4 and iPad 1, both running iOS 5.1.1.†I've rebooted my machine and even reinstalled iTunes 10.6.1 with no success.
Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 2.8 GHz Quad Core, 6 GB RAM
New imac is running sweet. However, I see the pinwheel at times when I never do on my 13" MacBook Pro. I see it in two instances. First, when accessing the screen saver settings in system preferences. I do have over 9,000 photos and have the screen saver set to shuffle. Maybe that's the issue? I also see the pinwheel when waking up the computer from sleep. It could be the LED screen lights up so quickly now, the processor has to catch up? I have not done a reinstall of 10.6.2 and have installed Parallels and Windows 7. Anybody else having similar symptoms?
I have 512 mb of RAM on my ibook G4. Lately something is eating it up. I looked on the Activity Monitor and couldn't see anything different. Now when I open more than one page on a website, the RAM goes down to about 29 mb. and then the site freezes with the little rainbow pinwheel spinning. I can't get it to stop with the Apple/period technique.
Also, I have over 3 gigs of virtual memory but it's looks like it's not being tapped into so that I don't run out of RAM.
Ever since upgrading to Firefox 3 on both my Mac Pro and my Mac Book Pro I am repeatedly getting a rainbow spinning pinwheel. Firefox will work for 2-5 minutes and then I get the rainbow spinning pinwheel for about a minute then Firefox will work for 2-5 minutes then the spinning wheel again. This is how its been since I upgraded to Firefox 3. I never had this problem with Firefox 2. This is very frustrating because Firefox is my preferred browser.
The extensions I have installed are: AdBlock Plus ColorfulTabs CustomizeGoogle Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer Tab Mix Plus PDF Download TagSifter 1Password
past week firefox has been running slow, ill click or try to scroll down ap age and i get a few seconds of the spinning beachball. I have 4 gb of ram, so this kind of slow program shouldnt be happening, the other programs open are ichat and mail.
I just bought a 13 inch macbook pro about 2 days after the keynote, and it came in on the 15th. I opened it up and it worked pretty good. I noticed I saw the spinning pinwheel a little more than I think I should. My cousin's macbook did it less frequently than my new macbook pro. It was happening when I opened iTunes or Safari. So a few days ago I opened up iTunes and I saw the pinwheel, but then it kept going, and going, and itunes froze up and crashed. After that it has happened several times. The same with safari and iMovie. I am sort of angry because I spent a good amount of money on this and I don't think it should be happening. I can live with it, but I certainly hope this isn't the norm! I switched to mac so things would be easier.
Recently, iPhoto has completely stopped working. When I open the application, everything is blank and the rainbow pinwheel begins spinning and does not stop. I have to Forcequit the application. I tried removing iPhoto (placed in trash and emptied) and reloaded with my iLife disk but I am still having the same issue. Can anyone advise what the issue could be and how to fix? I have a Macbook Pro (intel) with Leopard installed.
When I have documents open and I walk away for a few minutes, when I come back and resume working, my computer freezes up and the little pinwheel starts spinning. I literally have to unplug it to get out of this frozen state. This has been getting progressively worse over the past three months. They told me to add more memory, which I did. However, the problem persists. Do you know why my computer would freeze up after the screen has had no activity for just a few minutes? My screen saver is set for an hour so I know this is not the problem.
I got a new MBP 13" and did a time machine restore on it and everything is working fantastic but when i try to go into the Screensaver Preference it locks up and I get the Pinwheel I can click on an Screensaver i want but nothing happens it just keeps pinwheelin' and after a couple minutes it finally picks it its annoying and i dont know why its doing it does anyone have any insight?
I recently went to turn on my laptop, and it started up, I heard the hard drive cycle, and it automatically went to a grey apple as the typical startup...but it froze there & a pinwheel was spinning...but it wouldn't boot up! What can I do to check this out?
i am pretty new at the mac-ness so i might just be dumb about everything....anyways i have a macBook thats just about 3 weeks old and something happened whenever i click the mail app it will load up like it wants to work but then no messages will show and when the curser is over the window there is a spinning ball, then i am have to force quit to close it...i tried running the 2 grey install disks (Mac OS X) thinking that might fix it but no...it didnt..
ps....my iphoto wont load either it just bounces once and nothing will happen, tried running iLife '08 a few times but nothing....mail app is more important but i wish to fix both
'Ive had a MacBookPro for about a year and a half - with zero problems to report.¬†But, yesterday, I decided to do a software update for OSX. While waiting on it, I relaized I was running late for an appointment, got impatient and did a forced shutdown (stupid move, I now know).¬†Anyway, upon restarting it, I get the usual start-up chime, then the grey screen with the apple logo and the spinning wheel - and then it stays there.¬†I tried putting the operating syten disc in and did a start-up - same results.¬†Ditto for safe start.¬†I also tried to reset the NVRAM, got the second chime, then back to the same.¬†Is there anything you folks can suggest? Is there a way to override this and get back to normal?¬†I hope I'm merely having hiccups related to the operating system. Or could this be a sign of the dreaded logic board failure that I fear?
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.
before I went to bed, I was playing the Sims 2, when my iBook G4 crashed. Our power cord can be a bit dodgy, so sometimes that happens. I didn't really think about it much, just closed the laptop and went to sleep.Last Monday morning, I opened it and pressed the power button. It began turning on, and got as far as the grey screen with the apple and the spinning circle. And then it just froze. The circle stopped turning.
I freaked out a bit, and restarted it a bunch of times, each time with the same result. (One time it stopped spinning, and then told me a restart was required. Huh. The rest of the times the exact same thing happened though.) I even tried unplugging and removing the battery, but it made no difference. So eventually I just shut it and decided to try again later.Last Tuesday I opened it and pressed the power button without much hope, and again the apple and circle came up just fine, then stopped, but then a bunch of words and numbers popped up.I'm a complete computer noob, but they don't look good to me... or are they good?
Kernel version: Darwin Kernel Version 7.9.0: Wed Mar 30 20:11:17 PST 2005; root:xnu/xnu-517.12.7.obj~1/REEASE_PPC
I have a MacBook Pro and it seems that every time I try to open my iTunes it doesn't open; it says iTunes is not responding and so when I force quit the application it comes up with a problem report to send to apple because I have force quit it.
We are using iTunes for Mac with our library (songs as wells as libary files) stored a NAS drive. The NAS drive is used by iTunes and our wireless home audio system (Sonos).
Since yesterday we are no longer able to utilze iTunes. Upon starting iTunes the iTunes windows opens, but the application is not responding. We waited for hours, but iTunes is not repsonding. This is evident by the kaleidoscope and upon pressing optiom + command + esc we can see that iTunes is marked in red and it says ins brackets "not responding".
Finder and iTunes are not responding. When I try to open this apps the colourful wheel starts but nothing happens. I tried the "force quit" option, but in the Finder case, is also not working. Everything else seems ok. What can I do?
I am using a MacBook Pro, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 with 228 free GB of 500 capacity.¬† I am updated on iTunes with 11.2.2.¬†
When ever I am on the My Podcasts page in iTunes and scrolling through my subscriptions I am consistently getting the pinwheel and am reading that the application is not responding.¬† It is not affecting my ability to use other applications like safari or browse the internet so whenever this issue comes up I simply change applications and check back to itunes a couple minutes later to see if it has since gone away.¬† It usually only takes a couple of minutes but it is geting increasingly frustrating as it happens consistently.¬† I have noticed that it happens particularly more often or faster if I am scrolling through my podcast feed too fast.¬† ¬†
In just this past week I am unable to open iTunes on my Mac Book Pro9. I do not get an error message, it simply just says 'Application Not Responding' when right clicked in the dock. I have updated to OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 a few months ago, and it has been working fine up until about a week ago. I've tried rebooting my MAC and I've just updated to iTunes to 11.3.1 today but it still won't open. ¬†
For the past 2/3 weeks the itunes store has become extremely slow and to load a page on it takes 2-3 minutes! It also has loads of missing images/links and when buffering a preview track it takes up to 30 seconds to play a few seconds of the track. It is defiantly not a problem my end with internet and it is over 2MB. I have just read on the Apple Discussions that this is happening to other people with the latest update. [URL].
I'm a new macbook pro i5 user (first mac). Got it last wednesday..I've gone by with figuring stuff out myself, and browsing for help articles etc. online
I have a Western Digital 500gb fw/usb external harddrive that I used with my pc laptop. It's formatted in NTFS, and filled up with my mp3's. I've tried to drag the whole folder over to itunes, it chokes up and shows the rainbow icon thing both on usb and on FW. Then I tried to choose like 10 folders and import, still chokes up but it did manage to import SOME of those folders. So you can see it'll be a big problem for me to import the whole thing if I have to live with this and do it manually.
Second thing is, the few GB's that it has imported, everytime I open itunes now, it tries to finish estimating pauses and whatever for those tracks, but keeps choking up and get unresponsive. So I have to hard-quit itunes, or quickly hit the X several times to make it stop figuring out the pauses etc.
Wondering what is up with this...brand ned MBP that otherwise runs well, newest itunes that otherwise runs well, no problem with the harddrive...You guys have a solution? Should I format the harddrive to another format, what?
I last synced my Iphone on 3 May.¬†I tried today and itunes just stops responding anytime I try to sync my iphone.¬† I have an iphone 4s and both my itunes and iphone software are the latest versions.¬†