Problem with Save and Other Option Panes.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JamesS, May 16, 2005.

  1. JamesS macrumors newbie

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    My Powerbook G4 has had a recurring problem for a few months now, that I just don't know how to fix. I've never been great with fixing problems on computers, so I don't know where to start.

    The problem is this: Whenever a status window comes up on some of the applications that involves me to choose something (Yes, no, cancel), the program will suddenly quit unless I'm able to choose a request right away (like by hitting Return on the keyboard.) I'm not sure if I'm explaining this well enough.

    Take this for example:
    If I am working on a project in iMovie and I close the program, when the little window pops up prompting me to save, don't save, or cancel, the program immediatly quits and a new window pops up saying that the application iMovie has unexpectantly quit.

    I have no idea how to fix this problem, so if anyone thinks they have an idea of what I could do, I'd greatly appreciate some help.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Every program? If so, I think the OS should be reinstalled from scratch. In the short term, save before you quit (obvious-I know.) If it is just certain applications, perhpas reinstalling thoes applications might help. Perhaps you should start there (with the latter) as it will take less time.
     
  3. JamesS thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info. I'm not exactly sure how Igo about reinstalling the OS, won't I lose everything onmy computer. Don't I need to back everything up first? How do I do that, and how do I retrieve everything once I do reinstall?
     

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