Spinning Beachball on macOS Sierra
Posted on 2016-11-14
Hi, I've used Mac OSs all the way back to Snow Leopard. I've NEVER had any problems with any of them. I recently upgraded to macOS Sierra...what a HUGE MISTAKE!!!
Now almost on a daily basis I'm getting the infamous "spinning beachball", which forces me to hard shutdown and restart. I've tried clearing the PRAM, but it still persists.
It happens some times when I try to upgrade software in the AppStore. It also happens sometimes when I'm browsing.
My machine is not a scrawny machine. -- It has 3.4 GHz intel Core i7 processors; 32 GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 MX 2048 MB video card, so I'm not lacking on the hardware side. This also didn't happen with ANY of the other OSs. -- I attribute the problem to Sierra.
Has anyone experienced this? Is there a solution? Does anyone know why the dreaded beachball halts what I'm doing and doesn't go away?
How can I solve or at least troubleshoot my problem?