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MacPro 1.1 - OS 10.5.8 problems

624 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2012 7:04 AM by Allan Eckert RSS
Ron Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)
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Dec 8, 2012 10:14 AM

In my MacPro 1.1  I'm suffering from programmes not appearing (Toast, Utilities) and they are in Force Quit, but in red and don't quit so only a restart temporarily solves the issue.   Also, when the desktop open disc drawer command is operated, it blues and the drop down menu doesn't appear as well as it fails to open the disc drawer,   Restart  again!   My second HD is not seen in Sys Prefs but is on the desktop and in Utilities and I can oppen it.

 

I've unsucessfully tried Disk Warrior latest edition, and all the applications in Utilities.   Repair, Permssions and Verify proved unsucessful.    I've disconnected the power competely and left for a while before turning back on again, also tried to reset PRAM but the MacPro simply starts up again in the normal fashion without any sound of PRAM  being indicated.   Short of emptying the HD and starting all over, I can't think of anything else to try so if anyone has an answer to this staste of affairs I eagerly welcome an input!

 

T.I.A.

MacPro - 2 x 250 HD 500gb Ext. Lacie- 6gb RAM - FCS2 - FCP6.05 - DVD SP, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 1:39 PM (in response to Ron)

    Whs the Disk Repair OK in DW? Did the Permission /repair complete or not, was it just the same errors reported a second time on Permissions the worries you?

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,395 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 1:44 PM (in response to Ron)

    I would suggest uninstalling Sophos and seeing if your problems go away.

     

    Allan

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,395 points)
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    Dec 10, 2012 7:19 AM (in response to Ron)

    It has been my experience when asked to help someone with problems on their Mac to first uninstall any AV or security software then check the system out after that. It is amazing how many problems just seem to go away when you do that.

     

    Alaln

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,395 points)
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    Dec 10, 2012 12:33 PM (in response to Ron)

    BootX is part of your system. It is what prepares the Mac to boot. You don't want to delete it.

     

    Sophos appears to have really been screwing with your system.

     

    A reinstall might be in order.

     

    Allan

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    Dec 10, 2012 12:39 PM (in response to Ron)
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,395 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 7:04 AM (in response to Ron)

    Glad I could help. You are welcome. Thanks for the star.

     

    Sounds like a good plan to wait until you have an opening between projects.

     

    Allan

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