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2508 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 7, 2010 1:34 PM by joeuu
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2010 4:01 PM (in response to swood7)First thing to try is Boot from your install DVD (hold c) then run Disc Utility from the top menu bar and Repair Permissions.2.4 Ghz 15" 4GB RAM 500GB/7200 Unibody MBP; iPods, iPhones, AppleTV, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2010 6:10 PM (in response to swood7)In addition to iVmichael's recommendation, here a couple of other suggestions:
1.) Start up the computer in safe mode. (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1455)
2.) Try making a new user in safe mode, restart normally and try to login as that new user
Was a software update recently installed? Was anything recently deleted from the computer?13" MacBook Pro (2.4GHz/4GB/250), Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2010 1:23 PM (in response to JasonFear)I have a very similar problem. I created a new user account and am not experiencing the great ball of death.
What would my troubleshooting be so that I can go to my old user? thnxMacbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Dup /4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2010 1:34 PM (in response to Fisherman)You really should start your own thread for your specific issue.
Having said that, what you have done is to pretty much rule out anything on the computer/hardware side of the equation and put the onus on software, drivers, plug-ins, etc., things specific to that user. Look at your start up items first.
Joe17"MBP 5,2 2.8gHz 500gB 4gB 10.6.4; 13" MBP 5,5 2.26gHz 150gB 2gB 10.6.4;iPad, Time Capsule. Newton in the closet. SE 30 in the Garage.