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Leopard os Troubleshooting

My screen just froze, I can't do anything, except "Force Quit Applications", or restart my mac.

I'm using OS x Leopard.

What to do?

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  • Paul Burrows
    Paul Burrows May 11, 2010

    Hi there
    Need a little more information.

    What mac are you on ?
    How much ram (memory) do you have?
    What version of Leopard ?

    At what point doe the screen freeze?
    Can you describe what happened prior to that?




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Does this happen often or is this the first time? The first thing to do is shutdown the computer, restart it, login and open Console (use Spotlight to find it) and post back with the bottom 15 results. This will tell us A)What happened to the system just before the crash B) Any errors that you may encounter on bootup C) Additional system info to solve the issue.

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