OSX not saving settings after reboot

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by edwardk9, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. edwardk9 macrumors member

    edwardk9

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    Location:
    Georgia
    #1
    Whenever I reboot os doesn't remember my settings. Not everything just random things...ie

    itunes playlist
    screen resolution for login screen and boot screen
    mouse speeds

    Any reason why this would be happen? I have a G4 Powermac.
     
  2. Cybernanga macrumors regular

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    Oct 27, 2004
    Location:
    Essex, United Kingdom
    #2
    Sounds like a permissions problem to me.

    The only other time I encountered a similar problem, was when I had doenloaded an extremely large file, and had 0.00k frre space left on my Hard Drive, which meant that the settings couldn't be saved!!!

    However, seeing as you say it's not universal, I suggest repairing permissions as soon as you can.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    #3
    It might be a dead PRAM battery

    1/2 AA 3.6V lithium cell, should be about $10

    These last 3 - 6 years depending on the usage pattern of the machine. The longer it spends off/unplugged, the shorter the PRAM battery life.

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     

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