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    Application Not Responding

    I have noticed recently that the only applications/software that is working on my iBook G4 (running MacOSX 10.3.9) are: Firefox, Microsoft, certain games, but when I try iPhoto, iTunes, realplayer, safari, textedit; I just get the spinning ball and when I click on icon on the dock it says "application not responding". I have tried the disk utility and repaired permissions but still have problems. I also downloaded new version of Yahoo Messenger and other software, they load and when I try to click on the icon, nothing happens. Please HELP! Thanks.

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    How much RAM do you have?
    How big hard drive, and how much empty space? If you have under 15 % of space in hard drive empty, empty more t have at least that.

    When you open some of the applications that are not working, what is showing in Console when they fail to open?
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    Hello,
    I have gone through the process of dumping all unnecessary files and running the disk utility, verifying preferences, etc. When I click on an icon to open an application, the icon may or may not bounce but the application does not open. When I right click the icon, it reads "application not responding". Now, it's worse. I can't access certain websites, just get the spinning ball, or even when I try to make changes on a Word document, it just gives me a frozen screen and the dreaded spinning ball. What's a bug to do????

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    Application Not Responding

    I have noticed recently that the only applications/software that is working on my iBook G4 (running MacOSX 10.3.9) are: Firefox, Microsoft, certain games, but when I try iPhoto, iTunes, realplayer, safari, textedit; I just get the spinning ball and when I click on icon on the dock it says "application not responding". I have tried the disk utility and repaired permissions but still have problems. I also downloaded new version of Yahoo Messenger and other software, they load and when I try to click on the icon, nothing happens. Please HELP! Thanks.

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    So how much empty space is there? Over 15 % of space free, right?
    What shows in Console when you get this error?
    Have you used OnyX to run the maintenance scripts? That would be the next step.
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    Yes, I do have the space. And No I haven't used OnyX. Don't know how.

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    Open Console, and try to launch some applications.
    Something will generate in its system or console log. Post the error lines that will show then to the thread - they'll help understand why it can't launch them.
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    I tried but the spinning ball showed up when I try to access the log. There are several of them, I just can't seem to open them. Should I give up and spend an arm & a leg to take it to Apple??? :-(

 

 
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