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> Any idea what went wrong* with my Apple?, Macs are infallible, so it was prolly me
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post Jun 12 2005, 11:05 AM
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Okies, so what happened to my Mac? The first thein I remember is that the background from iChat windows disapeared, which has never happned before. Then I restarted, whenever I shutdown the puter it asks if I wasnt to file vault thingy, which to the best of my understanding is defragging it saying summit about "recovering disk space". Which I near always let it do whenever I restat/shutdown.

Then xChat lost all it's server information, Keychain Access isn't filling in passwords, programmes have gone back to thier default skins/setting, iTunes said the library thingy was fubared, so then it had to look for everything again and re-summit or other. applications are showing me the "Fisrt time you use, blahblahblah" window but some still have the last project I worked on already opended. AND, and my dock (taskbarish thing) went back to it's defualt position, with it's default icons ohmy.gif . Luckily Mos Def is okay, and still my wallpaper smile.gif . It could have been really serious if Frogg (for that is my Apple's name) had gone to some pooey deafult wallpaper.

Pretty much it seems to have set everything back to default, like KeyChain (the password remeber proggy) which is a bugger beacause I can't find my password book (Sod's Law innit) And, I dunnno. I have all the programmes I had before it started acting blink.gif and it's running fine (well it's a bit annoying that iTunes now has the soundeffects fromm iMovie), but well: Why would that happen?

I welcome any "I'm not a Mac user, but the reason on a PC would be yadda yadda yadda", becaus eI haven't the foggyest

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post Jun 12 2005, 02:17 PM
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My experience with macs is next to zilch, and I should keep my fool mouth shut unless I make it worse.

... but i see 2 possibilities:

a. you have in fact bought a new mac. look out for colour changes in the plastic, a shift in model number, large holes in the bank account, small supicious bits of polistyrene and other packaging material....

b. doesn't the mac OS use folders to put that stuff in? Could an extensions folder or setupy folder have been moved or nuked? Are there automatic backups of said folders?


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post Jun 12 2005, 06:44 PM
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Have you kept up with your updates? Something funny happened to my Mac when I did an update a few months back... and for some reason it was all better about a week later. *shrug* All I can say is check for new updates and maybe find your reset button (those are listed somewhere on the apple website).

Oh yeah, if you knock onelittle thing the tiniest micrometer out of place, all hell breaks loose on a Mac. I know when I installed an airport card on a 14'' powerbook, I didn't close the door for it entirely snapped into place and it wouldn't even start. So, check to make sure nothing's fallen in anywhere, that every last thing is in place.


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