3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2008 1:31 PM by Katie_lusher
Katie_lusher Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
For some reason when I do Alt(option) COMMAND P R on the keyboard it doesn't reset the pram or anything. I have done it a few times but it still isn't working. I am doing this in the first place because my iphoto, idvd and Photobooth will not open at all. It just puts a question mark over the application and those applications arent even on my hard drive anymore?

Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5), 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (252,255 points)
    Perhaps you should read this article about how to reset PRAM on any Mac:

    Reset PRAM and NVRAM. Note that this won't fix your problem. Where are these question marks? In your Dock or in the Finder's toolbar? If in the Dock it means there is no connection between the Dock alias and the application itself. Either the application has been moved, renamed, or deleted. Why aren't these applications on your hard drive? How do you know they are missing? Have you searched for them?
  • nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6 (13,070 points)
    Katie_lusher wrote:
    For some reason when I do Alt(option) COMMAND P R on the keyboard it doesn't reset the pram or anything. I have done it a few times but it still isn't working. I am doing this in the first place because my iphoto, idvd and Photobooth will not open at all. It just puts a question mark over the application and those applications arent even on my hard drive anymore?


    You are asking the wrong question.
    First, the reset only works when you boot. Those keys do nothing if your OS is already running.
    As noted, this won't solve your problem.
    We need to know when this problem happened. What was the last thing you did just before it started happening? Or was this always a problem from day 1?
    Can you open any of these apps directly? They are located in the Applications folder. If you double-click them there do they run?

    Message was edited by: nerowolfe
  • Katie_lusher Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I forgot to say that I rebooted. I turned my computer completely off and waited a few minutes then did that immediately when I turned it back on. I had my radio and television teacher help me out with this. He knows what hes doing and is stumped!