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Current version by: Marty Rippens ,

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Don't panic yet!
 
Did you press and hold the power button for a good minute? That should power down your system.
 
It sounds like you have an app or the OS in a locked statestate, and the only way to to get out of this is to completely power down the system and restart.
It sounds like you have an app or the OS in a locked statestate, and the only way to to get out of this is to completely power down the system and restart.
 
ThingsOne thing you should do afterwards is to check any documents you may have had open at the time to see if they are OK.
ThingsOne thing you should do afterwards is to check any documents you may have had open at the time to see if they are OK.
 
You may want to run a virus program and a HD health check using Apple's Disk Utility program using your OS CD/DVD (or bootable USB thumb drive) to boot you system. If you cancan, I would also defrag the HD. You should also clean out the old Cache & Log files. Give this App a try: [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/disk-doctor-clean-your-drive/id455970963?mt=12|Disk Doctor]. Make sure you have at least 1/4 of your drive free. If notnot, clean things up.
You may want to run a virus program and a HD health check using Apple's Disk Utility program using your OS CD/DVD (or bootable USB thumb drive) to boot you system. If you cancan, I would also defrag the HD. You should also clean out the old Cache & Log files. Give this App a try: [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/disk-doctor-clean-your-drive/id455970963?mt=12|Disk Doctor]. Make sure you have at least 1/4 of your drive free. If notnot, clean things up.
 
If it happens againagain, you may want to check the apps and any OS add-ons that are running at the time the system freezes up makeup. Make sure you've got the latest and updated the OS.
If it happens againagain, you may want to check the apps and any OS add-ons that are running at the time the system freezes up makeup. Make sure you've got the latest and updated the OS.

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Edit by: Dan ,

Text:

Don't panic yet!
 
Did you press and hold the power button for a good minute? That should power down your system.
 
It sounds like you have an app or the OS in a locked state and the only way to to get out of this is to completely power down the system and restart.
 
Things you should do afterwards is to check any documents you may have had open at the time to see if they are OK.
 
You may want to run a virus program and a HD health check using Apple's Disk Utility program using your OS CD/DVD (or bootable USB thumb drive) to boot you system. If you can I would also defrag the HD. You should also clean out the old Cache & Log files. Give this App a try: [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/disk-doctor-clean-your-drive/id455970963?mt=12|Disk Doctor]. Make sure you have at least 1/4 of your drive free. If not clean things up.
You may want to run a virus program and a HD health check using Apple's Disk Utility program using your OS CD/DVD (or bootable USB thumb drive) to boot you system. If you can I would also defrag the HD. You should also clean out the old Cache & Log files. Give this App a try: [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/disk-doctor-clean-your-drive/id455970963?mt=12|Disk Doctor]. Make sure you have at least 1/4 of your drive free. If not clean things up.
 
If it happens again you may want to check the apps and any OS add-ons that are running at the time the system freezes up make sure you've got the latest and updated the OS.

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Edit by: Dan ,

Text:

Don't panic yet!
 
Did you press and hold the power button for a good minute? That should power down your system.
 
It sounds like you have an app or the OS in a locked state and the only way to to get out of this is to completely power down the system and restart.
 
Things you should do afterwards is to check any documents you may have had open at the time tito see if they are OK.
Things you should do afterwards is to check any documents you may have had open at the time tito see if they are OK.
 
You may want to run a virus program and a HD health check using Apple's Disk Utility program using your OS DVDCD/DVD (or bootable USB thumb drive) to boot you system. If you can I would also defrag the HD.
You may want to run a virus program and a HD health check using Apple's Disk Utility program using your OS DVDCD/DVD (or bootable USB thumb drive) to boot you system. If you can I would also defrag the HD.
 
If it happens again you may want to check the apps and any OS add-ons that are running at the time the system freezes up make sure you've got the latest and updated the OS.

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Original post by: Dan ,

Text:

Don't panic yet!

Did you press and hold the power button for a good minute? That should power down your system.

It sounds like you have an app or the OS in a locked state and the only way to to get out of this is to completely power down the system and restart.

Things you should do afterwards is to check any documents you may have had open at the time ti see if they are OK.

You may want to run a virus program and a HD health check using Apple's Disk Utility program using your OS DVD to boot you system. If you can I would also defrag the HD.

If it happens again you may want to check the apps and any OS add-ons that are running at the time the system freezes up make sure you've got the latest and updated the OS.

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