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1291 Views 29 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2013 10:12 AM by BDAqua RSS
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,665 points)
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    May 3, 2013 10:49 PM (in response to Darrell R Coe)

    One way to test is to Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, Test for problem in Safe Mode...

     

    PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive

     

    Reboot, test again.

     

    If it only does it in Regular Boot, then it could be some hardware problem like Video card, (Quartz is turned off in Safe Mode), or Airport, or some USB or Firewire device, or 3rd party add-on, Check System Preferences>Accounts (Users & Groups in later OSX versions)>Login Items window to see if it or something relevant is listed.

     

    Check the System Preferences>Other Row, for 3rd party Pref Panes.

     

    Also look in these if they exist, some are invisible...

     

    /private/var/run/StartupItems

     

    /Library/StartupItems

     

    /System/Library/StartupItems

     

    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons

     

    /Library/LaunchDaemons

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,665 points)
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    May 4, 2013 7:47 PM (in response to Darrell R Coe)

    Mac OS X: Cannot print, use Classic, start file sharing, burn discs, or update software if /tmp missing...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TA21161?viewlocale=en_US

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,665 points)
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    May 5, 2013 10:31 AM (in response to Darrell R Coe)

    Well, that article doesn't mention it, but the /tmp folder is used for copy/paste also, is it there? Can you Print or Fileshare?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,665 points)
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    May 5, 2013 12:51 PM (in response to Darrell R Coe)

    I don't think the bootps.plist has anyything to do with this problem...

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">

    <plist version="1.0">

    <dict>

        <key>Disabled</key>

        <true/>

        <key>Label</key>

        <string>com.apple.bootpd</string>

        <key>ProgramArguments</key>

        <array>

            <string>/usr/libexec/bootpd</string>

        </array>

        <key>Sockets</key>

        <dict>

            <key>Listeners</key>

            <dict>

                <key>SockFamily</key>

                <string>IPv4</string>

                <key>SockServiceName</key>

                <string>bootps</string>

                <key>SockType</key>

                <string>dgram</string>

            </dict>

        </dict>

        <key>inetdCompatibility</key>

        <dict>

            <key>Wait</key>

            <true/>

        </dict>

    </dict>

    </plist>

    Do you have a Flash drive you can try copying a file to?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,665 points)
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    May 5, 2013 6:02 PM (in response to Darrell R Coe)

    If once copied to the Flash Drive, can you then say highligt the name & copy it there?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,665 points)
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    May 5, 2013 9:03 PM (in response to Darrell R Coe)

    OK, I'm not seeing sometheng here, sorry.. Wife's iMac??? is this the same machine having this problem?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,665 points)
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    May 6, 2013 10:12 AM (in response to Darrell R Coe)

    OK, no worry Darrell, I think it's as much my problem as yours, no... more my problem actually!

     

    My dad used to tell me to do something, I'd ask how to do it, then get hit upside the head & told "Don't ask stupid questions".

     

    Then I'd mess up doing it... & get hit upside the head again & told... "Why didn't you ask if you didn't know how... stupid kids, send a boy to do a man's job... grrrrr

     

    So, maybe you can post again with a bit clearer synopsis of what is going on, so we don't have to wade through & reread every post.

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