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Leopard hangs - have to power off  - force quit doesn't work

Update:10-11Source: network consolidation
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On several occasions Leopard has hung - try to run activity monitor to kill problem app - I get the bouncing icon but nothing else. force quit does not work on it. Can't log off - can put to sleep, but resumes in same hung state. Once I hard power off and restart, a I get a series of beeps, not just one and a normal start - no error messages. Other programs also would not respond to force quit including parallels desktop.

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Hi,
Have had same problem here. My iMac is only a few days old, and barely anything on it before the upgrade from tiger to leopard.
Tried lauching thunderbird tonight, and the app just sat on the dock bouncing for a while, but the application never actually seemed to launch.
Tried force quit, but didn't have any effect. Also could not log-off, or shut down, as it said the application wasn't responding. This does seem very windoze-like!
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