iBook going funny

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by cam50626, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

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    My ibook has recently (the last 4 days or so) has been doing some strange things.

    First of all, the mail client keeps asking me to set it up when i start it up, as though it has deleted my 2 email accounts i use with it.

    Secondly, Disk images are failing to mount, giving me the message "verification failed".

    Finally, WMV i use that are protected by DRM are not opening, giving me the message "cannot open the file. Very the path and filename and try again"

    This all started happening after filevault asked me if i wanted to "clean up" the user area. While it was doing this I gave up, afetr 15 minutes, and stopped it by holding down the power button.

    Everything then started to happen. What should I do? Is a reinstall in order here?
     
  2. thread starter macrumors member

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    Its now forgotten my safari settings :( that includes bookmarks
     
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    mad jew

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    FileVault is notorious for causing issues like this. If possible, back up, reformat and reinstall, it's probably the easiest solution. :)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, and after the reinstall, shall i not bother with filevault?
     
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    mad jew

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    Nah. FileVault slows things down and sometimes causes issues, as you found out.

    Just out of interest though, check to see if the problems are on a new account too. If they're not, it may be easier to just transfer your settings and files to a new account rather than reinstall everything. :)

    A reinstall is a safer option, but a new account may also work.
     
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    maya

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    FileVault has some major issues that Apple needs to correct. Using FV made my HDD crash several times, and took forever to retrieve the extra HDD space during a shutdown.
     

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