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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by calana, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. calana macrumors newbie

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    So all of a sudden, my iTunes wouldn't run, and it told me that I didn't have the most current version of OS X. I figured I needed to run system update, etc, but came to find out I have 10.4.8 and there were no more updates. Later on, I tried to install a new program, and it tolded me the minimum requirement was 10.3.9, so it wouldn't install. I'm confused now because I have a higher version. I've also noticed that all my pictures will only open in graphic converter and when I try to change which program they are opened in it automatically goes back to graphic converter. Some of this kind of sounded like the loop-a virus/trojan/whatev, but I never opened a file like the one it said you needed to in order to get it. Any ideas? I called a mac technician and he was at a loss. :(
     
  2. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    Disk Utility, select your HD, click verify, then repair.

    Rich.
     
  3. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    What fatsoforgotso said except don't bother verifying first.

    Unless there's some advantage that I'm not aware of.
     
  4. calana thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It actually said I had to verify before repairing, but when I tried to verify it failed each time.
     
  5. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    OK.
    Try booting from the installer DVD. (Hold down "C" while booting up)
    And select "Disk Utility" from the one of the menus on the top of the screen. (it's in a sub-menu. Utilities I think)

    Then choose "Repair Disk".
    If that works, now try repairing permissions.
     
  6. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    i've never had to verify before doing a repair. maybe it depends on the issue.
     
  7. purelithium macrumors 6502

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  8. Hockeypuck macrumors regular

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    Definatly a possibility, make some backups!
     
  9. Nermal Moderator

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    I've always had to verify before doing a repair. Don't confuse a filesystem repair with a permissions repair.
     
  10. calana thread starter macrumors newbie

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    repaired the hard drive and it didn't fix anything.
     
  11. purelithium macrumors 6502

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    Make a backup, then wipe the drive clean and make a fresh install.

    If that doesn't fix it, maybe you should take it in because it will be a hardware problem. If that's the case, you can just restore the backup, and you'll be up and running again once the hardware problems get fixed, if that's the issue.
     

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