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Encryption Locking Machine Up

Created: 25 Mar 2013 | 3 comments

I'm trying to encrypt a 2011 750GB MacBook Pro with PGP 10.2.1MP3 (which is the recommended version for Snow Leopard, which is what I have) and I get the spinning beach ball everytime I start to encrypt. I then use the pgpboot disk to decrypt and everything is fine. I've never seen this behavior before. w2hat am I doing wrong? Even if I reboot while it's encrypting I get a spinning beach ball at the login screen.

Specs:

10.6.8

8GB RAM

750GB HD

2011 

Operating Systems:

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PGP_Ben's picture

Did you find a solution to this problem? Sorry for the delay in responding to your query. But I think it could have to do with disk permissions. Did you try the "verify disk permissions" and "repair disk permissions" option using Disk Utility for your boot volume?

It might also be helpful to use Activity Monitor to see if you can find what is taking up system resources. This is found under the Utilities in Finder menu.

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PGP_Ben's picture

any updates?

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PGP_Ben's picture

usually when troubleshooting these types of problems its good to check disk permissions if they need repaired. Make sure that the disk drive is not getting full on storage. Also make sure that your Mac is up to date with the latest updates for SMC firmware, Boot Rom, Mac OS X release, and hard drive firmware.

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