Rainbow cursor always spinning

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hey folks,

One of my family members has a G4 Mac Mini that appears to be having an issue. The little rainbow cursor is always spinning even if nothing is being processes. At startup, the cursor just spins away even with nothing running.

Any ideas?
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First step is always to run Disk Utility and repair permissions. If that doesn't do it, download a utility like Tinkertool or OnyX (the latter is freeware, I'm not sure about the former) and run its maintenance scripts. Mind, if you've already tried those basic things, then I'm too new to the platform to be of any help to you, but I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than I will step in. Good luck!
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Got it sorted I believe. Thanks anyway though.
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Tchuki wrote:
Got it sorted I believe. Thanks anyway though.

what do you believe was the problem?
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It's pretty though...


Haha I'm just kidding.


Next time it does that open up Terminal, type "top" and hit enter. Your processes will come up ordered by the amount of CPU usage descending. It's quite handy.
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Activity Monitor will show you the same information.
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Its the beachball of doom, once norton deleted my Hard drive and I got the "Plaid screen of doom" it was much nicer than the "blue screen of death" though lol :)

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