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Mac G4. Anytime using safari for maps,hotels, etc., the wheel spins and spins and jams. have to always forecequit and use firefox, which is lately having the same issue. help

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The spinning wheel is an indicator that your machine is so overloaded it cannot pay attention to any user input. Occasional appearance is acceptable; chronic appearance is not. It could mean you have insufficient memory in your computer. It could mean you have a bad spot on your hard drive. It could mean you have insufficient free space left on your hard drive. It could mean you have corrupted software. It could mean you have a bad browser plugin. It could even be a symptom of a bug in Flash taking down your browser.
In System Preferences / Accounts, create a new user. Log in as that new user. Access some maps, hotels, etc. If the wheel comes up, the problem is likely to be hardware related. If it doesn't, the problem is likely to be plugin related.

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