2856 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Jun 25, 2010 6:40 PM by BDAqua
Hi VTTBS10, and a warm welcome to the forums!
Very Important, how much Free Space is on your Hard Drive first of all? Click on the Macintosh HD on the Desktop, then do a Get Info on it.
Could be many things, we should start with this...
"Try Disk Utility
1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.
2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)
*Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*
3. Click the First Aid tab.
4. Select your Mac OS X volume.
5. Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."
Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.
(Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)
If perchance you can't find your install Disc, at least try it from the Safe Boot part onward.
Hmmm, that's confusing, almost always when Safe Boot never finishes it's because the Disk Needs repair & cannot be repaired.
We're a bit stuck without your Install Disk.
Unfortunately, Disk Utility can't fix all that much, Your best bet is DiskWarrior, you need the CD/DVD though.
But others that may work…
Drive Genius 2…
TechTool Pro 4…
BTW, you might enjoy these DiskWarrior review/recommendations...
Or, you might try Applejack...
After installing, reboot holding down CMD+s, (+s), then when the DOS like prompt shows, type in...
Then let it do all 5 of it's things.
At least it'll eliminate some questions if it doesn't fix it.
The 6 things it does are...
Correct any Disk problems.
Clear out Cache Files.
Repair/check several plist files.
Dump the VM files for a fresh start.
Trash old Log files.
We're a really stuck without your Install Disk.
But you might try re-applying the combo update for Intel-based Macs...
Repair Permissions before & after re-install, then reboot again each time.
Message was edited by: BDAqua
I have been looking at the console while I've been trying to open various programs. Like I said earlier, only a few select, random programs don't work (Help, SafeEyes, iTunes, MacSword).
Everytime one of these programs is trying to be opened, this is the error that I get:
Jun 24 23:19:16 Clown-Prince-of-Crime crashdump: Mail crashed
Jun 24 23:19:16 Clown-Prince-of-Crime crashdump: crash report written to: /Users/Brandon/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Mail.crash.log
Symbol not found: _ZN3JSC6JSCell14toThisJSStringEPNS9ExecStateE
Referenced from: /System/Library/Frameworks/WebKit.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/WebCore.frame work/Versions/A/WebCore
I've tried to reinstall the most recent Java, but it is to no avail. Any ideas?
Also, i'm getting the same "Symbol not found" when I am trying to install this update.