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13" macbook pro keeps hanging :(

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Hi I have a July 2009 macbook pro 13" with 4gb ram and a 500gb hard drive,
it seems to have been hanging a lot recently, but figured it was some minor software thing.
got up today and its barely usable, it works for about 10 mins then i get a spinning beachball for 30 secs or so then it's off again like everythings fine then stops again....
Has anyone got any ideas as its been driving me mad and i have uninstalled all sorts, cleared loads of caches out.
Its been working fine for the last 30 mins but it will hang again soon
post #2 of 5
RAM gone bad. Selectively remove/replace RAM to find the bad stick.
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Thread Starter 
just tried that, still doing it...
Any other suggestions? could it be software? I cant think what software it would be as everything I have on I have been using for years
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Originally Posted by teapea View Post

just tried that, still doing it...
Any other suggestions? could it be software? I cant think what software it would be as everything I have on I have been using for years

Could also be a networking problem. The beachball is a common symptom.
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Try booting in safe mode holding the shift key at boot. If it still hangs regularly, listen to your hard drive to see if it's making any erratic noises. If everything is ok in safe boot, reboot into normal mode and see if the issue comes back.
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