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5.1.3 Not Functioning Right After Master Reset...

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B. Begg Calculating status...
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Feb 28, 2012 6:54 PM

A pop-up that would always disappear quickly has been going on in Safari for some time now, so I thought if I reset everything in Safari and emptied the cache it would fix it...


However, now certain websites such as Yahoo! and Amazon don't function right and are just messy. Some websites just get a 404's not my internet since in all of the other browsers on my Mac see them fine like they always have. How can I fix this?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 3.06GHz i3 6GB RAM
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,095 points)
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    Feb 28, 2012 7:13 PM (in response to B. Begg)

    For help with the 404 error, use Open DNS


    Use OpenDNS for better speed, more security, it's free, and no more re directs.


    Open System Preferences / Preferences then select the Network tab. Click the Advanced tab then click the DNS tab.


    Click +


    Enter these numbers exactly as you see them here.



    Click +



    Then click OK and restart your Mac.


    More about OpenDNS here.


    Topic : Manually provided DNS server addresses are higher priority than DHCP's


    If you are't satisfied with OpenDNS, simpley go back to the DNS tab and delete the numbers you typed in.



    Disabling theLion "resume" feature will keep Safari from "caching"  that you have problems revisiting also.


    Open System Preferences > General


    Deselect:  Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,630 points)
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    Feb 28, 2012 7:26 PM (in response to B. Begg)

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.


    This procedure is a test, not a solution. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.


    Step 1


    The purpose of this step is to determine whether the problem is localized to your user account.


    Enable guest logins and log in as Guest. For instructions, launch the System Preferences application, select Help from the menu bar, and enter “Set up a guest account” (without the quotes) in the search box.


    While logged in as Guest, you won’t have access to any of your personal files or settings. Applications will behave as if you were running them for the first time. Don’t be alarmed by this; it’s normal. If you need any passwords or other personal data in order to complete the test, memorize, print, or write them down before you begin.


    As Guest, test. Same problem(s)?


    After testing, log out of the guest account and, in your own account, disable it if you wish. Any files you created in the guest account will be deleted automatically when you log out of it.


    Step 2


    The purpose of this step is to determine whether the problem is caused by third-party system modifications that load automatically at startup or login.


    Disconnect all wired peripherals except those needed for the test, and remove all aftermarket expansion cards. Boot in safe mode and log in to the account with the problem. The instructions provided by Apple are as follows:


    • Be sure your Mac is shut down.
    • Press the power button.
    • Immediately after you hear the startup tone, hold the Shift key. The Shift key should be held as soon as possible after the startup tone, but not before the tone.
    • Release the Shift key when you see the gray Apple icon and the progress indicator (looks like a spinning gear).


    Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, including wireless networking on some Macs.


    The login screen appears even if you usually log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.


    Test while in safe mode. Same problem(s)?


    After testing, reboot as usual (i.e., not in safe mode.) Post the results of steps 1 and 2.

  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Feb 29, 2012 9:26 PM (in response to B. Begg)

    Great, but can you please mark your post as solved so that it doesn't remain opened.  Thanks Begg.


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