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My mac laptop keeps getting the spinwheel when I try to connect to the internet or open any applications. The computer is basically frozen. Any suggestions?

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Shut it down, press power key and hold.
then start up holding shift key this will check the hdd and allow access to your files. (maybe backup at this stage, depends on you)

If it will not start the try this
start up holding down apple and s, you will see black screen with white lettering.
wait until all is started the type
fsck -f
then press return, this will force the hdd into testmode in unix.

do not type anything else,
when it is finished you can restart your mac.

before you try this you can create a test user and try the thing that causes the problem in that profile if the same thing happens ie mac hangs or freezes, then try the above steps. if all of this fails then back up your data and reformat the mac and reinstall the os

hope this helps
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