My wonderful Powerbook 13" still runs great...but I was sooooo stupid.
I read on a Mac blog online somewhere about a service software called "Monolingual" that is supposed to remove all the foreign languages from your computers EVERYTHING...from the computer itself, from the programs on it. I think it even removes languages like Klingon and Pig Latin.
I am no a novice with the computer...I was extremely careful not to remove english and I didn't use it to remove anything from the keyboard. I was careful.
It ran a long, long time and freed up about 2 gigs of space.
Everything seemed to be running great. I presumed I had no problems.
Until I needed to retrieve a file off a document disk that I had used many times.
My machine erased the disk.
I put in another disk of files that I didn't need anymore.
My machine erased that disk too.
It has not erased some disks that were full of jpegs. But it has erased any disk that I inserted that had documents or installers on it.
I ran disk utility, and there is some HD damage that needs repair that the disk utility couldn't repair.
I fear putting in my restore/install disks! God forbid what might happen to them.
I did have the installer for OS 10.4.11 ( which is the highest I can go on this machine) I had it on my peripheral hard drive, so I ran that, HOPING that it might throw in the vital files that are missing from WHERE??????? It didn't help the problem at all. It erased yet another disk.
I have only a few disks to risk erasing.
I do not know what to do.
I've already cried and have lost a lot of sleep over this.
I'm in no position to be able to buy a new computer this YEAR.