1612 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2010 8:02 AM by macjack
It sounds like it's time for an archive & install.It should preserve all his applications, settings and data.
But first, make sure he has a good backup. If not, try making one from his unmounted HDD. You might boot from the DVD or Firewire target disk mode. If so, you can clone his system with SuperDuper or CarbonCopy Cloner.