3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2010 1:57 PM by varjak paw
afb0907 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
so i edit with final cut pro and after effects and for some reason FCP started working impossibly slow. so slow i cant capture or even watch clips already captured. iMovie didnt work either and idvd is taking an extra 6 hours to burn a dvd than it used to. Everything else with my computer works fine so im not sure the problem. Nobody here could help me out so im just going to try to reinstall or reformat my computer (not sure what the term is, i know nothing about computers). So how do i even do this, my computer did not come with a disk. Is there a way to reformat everything without loosing my after effects, i no longer have the cd for it.

Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (95,985 points)
    HI,

    my computer did not come with a disk.


    Did you purchase this iMac new? All Macs come with an install disc.

    Reformatting means completely erasing the disk and reinstalling the operating system, in this case Mac OS X.

    Is there a way to reformat everything without loosing my after effects,


    Only if you have backed up that data to an external source such as an external drive.

    Since your Mac is running slow, make sure there is sufficient disk space. Right or control click the MacintoshHD icon. Click Get Info. In the Get Info window you will see Capacity and Available. *Make sure you always have a minimum of 10% to 15% free disk space at all times.*









    Carolyn
  • afb0907 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i got the imac new and still have the box, i dont remember having to use a cd when i first used it but i guess im wrong, ill try to find it. i have 40 gigs left out of 250 and it was working 100% fine one day, then FCP was not useable the next because it was too slow.

    i tried to verify the internal drive and it said:
    warning: SUID file "system/library/coreservices/remotemanagement/ARDAgent.app/contents/macOS/ARDag ent" has been modified and will not be repaired.

    "Warning SUID file "system/library/prviateframeworks/desktopservicesPriv.framework/versions/A/reso urces/locum" has been modified and will not be repaired.

    Does that have anything to do with it?

    also, i use to have my computer at work and thats where i installed after effects. i no longer work there or have the cd for it so cant reinstall it. I want to just reformat everything but dont want to loose after effects. is this possible? or is there a way to partly reformat it?

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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,830 points)
    i got the imac new and still have the box,


    Look in the white sleeve with the small manual that was in the box with the keyboard and mouse. I believe it's labeled "Everything Else". The disks will be in there.

    i tried to verify the internal drive and it said:
    warning: SUID file "system/library/coreservices/remotemanagement/ARDAgent.app/contents/macOS/ARDag ent" has been modified and will not be repaired.

    "Warning SUID file "system/library/prviateframeworks/desktopservicesPriv.framework/versions/A/reso urces/locum" has been modified and will not be repaired.

    Does that have anything to do with it?


    No. Those are normal status messages and can be safely ignored.

    also, i use to have my computer at work and thats where i installed after effects. i no longer work there or have the cd for it so cant reinstall it.


    If you don't have the original installation CD - it was provided and retained by the company you worked for - you don't have a legal license for After Effects, so you should delete it in any case.

    I want to just reformat everything but dont want to loose after effects. is this possible?


    No.

    or is there a way to partly reformat it?


    There's no such thing as a "partial" reformat. You can reinstall Mac OS X without formatting the drive, but you cannot format the drive without erasing everything.

    If you still need After Effects, you need to go buy your own copy. As it is now, you're running a pirated, illegal version.