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  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,375 points)

    A Disc from another Mac won't work if a Gray Machine specific Disc.

     

    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.

  • kip51035 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I found it!!!! The utilities folder was coming up in a small window and I did not notice the slide bar was all the way to the bottom. I went into disk utilities and ran "repair disk permission" then rebooted, The last two things on the list said they had been modified and cannot be repaired. I could not find any lines that refered to me to drag to the desk top. The bad news is that I still have seven question marks on that bar that cannot be removed. I appologise for the screw up.

    Kip

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,375 points)

    No problem, did we ever delete those files & reboot?

     

    Then move these files to the Desktop...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.sidebarlists.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.desktop.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.recentitems.plist

     

    Reboot & test.

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