I don't know much about macs and my girlfriend knows even less but I've been searching the net and trying stuff but with no success. Here's the issue, Turn machine on and everything looks okay. Click on anything and the spinning ball of death appears and I have to switch off machine. Nothing works, not even forced quit. Have just noticed that putting cursor over anything in top right toolbar shows spinning ball, and that's straight out of boot up without clicking anything. If I leave it to try and finish process, it goes into sleep and never wakes, has to be rebooted. Tried safe mode and everything works fine. Have disabled all startup login programs, verified disk and permissions. Don't know what else to do. Most of the posts I've looked at say turn on activity monitor but I cant get that far. I get the spinning ball straight from startup. Please help.
update- have just tried opening iphoto in safe mode. Program opened but is stuck on loading photos. Forced quit not working
Edited by matty_hunt (Thu 26-Mar-15 18:04:56)