Hi, there. This is what I am suffering recently about Mac keeps freezing issue. I have a MacBook Pro (2011 model) with 8GB RAM running under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. A few days ago the Mac went much slower and froze randomly. Occasionally starting up the MacBook gets to the grey screen then doesn’t move so I must do a hard reset. Typical symptom includes when the laptop turned on you would need to wait 5-10 minutes before the screen even responded to a click. The Mac will freeze completely, no mouse, trackpad or keyboard input; Also if iTunes is playing a song it will just hang and repeat the last 1 second of the song like a broken record. Is there something I can do to unfreeze my MacBook Pro?
Why MacBook Keeps Freezing?
- You have too many programs running on the Mac at the same time.
- Your MacBook Pro is filled with too many duplicated files.
- You have many programs all trying to use the disk at the same time.
- An application is legitimately resource intensive.
How to Unfreeze Your MacBook
To start with, you can try using “Force Quit” to fix the MacBook freezing issue. Click on the program you might thing is causing your Mac to freeze and “Force Quit.” It is a good idea to restart your machine afterwards in order to get a clean start. But note: using “Force Quit” option doesn’t necessary guarantee that you can solve the underlying problem. To do that you need to tackle the root cause of the problem.
The fact is – more than 30% of disk space on an average MacBook Pro is taken up by unnecessary and junk files. To stop your Mac from freezing you need to regularly clean the system. Here are some good utilities you can take a try.
MacKeeper 2013 – a 16-in-1 software suite that is able to help find and eliminate duplicate files and cleans up your Mac, so it runs at maximum performance levels. The program removes files (unused files, logs, junks etc & uninstalling unwanted applications) and saves space on your hard disk drive that may be otherwise filled by needless clutter. It scans your Mac, finding all files and applications that you can safely remove from your Macintosh hard drive. The app is fully compatible with MacBook running under OS X 10.4 Tiger, 10.5 Leopard, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion.
Here is how it works to unfreeze your MacBook Pro:
- Download Mackeeper app and install it on your Mac.
- Run the app and start an auto scan of your system to diagnose.
- Check the found errors and fix them all.
- Now reboot your Macbook and do regular tasks to have a test.