7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 1, 2013 7:24 AM by Eustace Mendis
Hugo21240 Level 1 Level 1

Hello,

 

I recently (March 25th) did a software update on my macbook's request and since then, most of my applications crash at launch. For now only Firefox and Mail work correctly.

Another new thing is that it is taking ages for my mac to start: first to get to my desktop and then to get the applications to run.

 

I am on Mac OS X 10.6.8.

Processor 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.

Memory 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3.

 

Thank you for your deeply needed help.


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Eustace Mendis Level 7 Level 7

    You will need the OS 10.6 disks for this procedure.

     

    1. Insert the OS disk, restart and immediately hold down the C key.

    2. When the computer boots, click on Install. Don't worry, you will not install a new OS!

    3. Go past the language screen, and click on Utilities in the menu bar, then select Disk Utility.

    4. When DU is running, select your hard drive on the left, then click on Repair Disk.

    5. After that click on Repair Permssions.

    6. Quit DU and restart in the usual way.

  • Hugo21240 Level 1 Level 1

    I tried all this but after the language screen, it says that Mac OS X cannot be installed. I have to choose between Restore from back up on Time Machine (that i don't have) or simply restart.

    I repaired the transmissons anyways but I still have the same problems.

     

    What next ?

     

    Thank you

  • Eustace Mendis Level 7 Level 7

    You need to Repair Disk - step 4 in my previous post.

  • Hugo21240 Level 1 Level 1

    I did step 4 trough 6 but since step 3 did not work it changed nothing. I'll do it again.

  • Eustace Mendis Level 7 Level 7

    Please clarify - "step 3 did not work".

     

    To do steps 4, 5, and 6, you need Disk Utility. That's step 3. How did you get to 4, 5, 6 if 3 did not work?

  • Hugo21240 Level 1 Level 1

    As I said after the language screen, it says that Mac OS X cannot be installed. I have to choose between Restore from back up on Time Machine (that i don't have) or simply restart. So I restarted and used DU.

     

    Step 1 was OK.

    When I hold the C key the computer boots but never asks me to Install. It goes directly to the language screen. After setting the language It says it cannot be installed.

  • Eustace Mendis Level 7 Level 7

    We are not trying to install the OS, only trying to repair the drive.

     

    After you leave the language screen, look at the Menu bar - at the top of the screen. You will see Utilities. Click there and you will see Disk Utility. Select it. That is what you need for steps 4, 5 and 6.