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Logic X Logic Pro X = beach ball of doom. What to check?

Discussion in 'Logic Pro X' started by grinningallday, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. grinningallday

    grinningallday New Member

    Hello - hope you're well,

    Logic is now hanging after almost any click or command. Getting ye ol' beach ball for about 20 seconds after each action. Pretty much stopping work on any projects. I've checked the space on my system drive (47 gigs free on 120 gig drive), the recording drive is separate and has plenty of space (600 Gigs free out of 1 Tera) , the library drive, also separate, is pretty full (3 Gigs free out of 500). Could the library drive be the culprit?

    What are some of the other common areas of the system I should investigate?

    thanks for any help.
  3. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    At first, check your startup disk with Disk Utility: "Verify Disk"
    Do you get bad error messages?
  4. grinningallday

    grinningallday New Member

    Hi - thanks. Update since last post:

    1) Booted system with startup disk and verified disk. Repaired a few permissions. Verified again and all checked out.
    2) Freed 30 Gigs of space on Library Disk (separate drive, spinning).

    Still getting the same slowness. Possible Logic preferences issue?
  5. threeheavens

    threeheavens New Member

    Same thing happens to me on safari, so I reset it about once or twice a week.
    If problem persists...I'll do the tech recommended shut computer down unplug everything including power cable, wait a minute. Then turn it on and then plug everything back in.
    I don't know how many times I've called apple and this has been there answer for various problems. The last time I told them I already did it but low and behold 2 more turn it off and on again did it.
    good luck as that's an irritating problem
  6. michaelo

    michaelo LUG Emeritus

    This is sometimes indicative of a problem with the system drive itself. I just replaced the system drive on an iMac that was doing the constant slow beachball. Eventually it stopped booting as well. HTH

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