Safari, SysPref, AppleWorks, etc. fail to launch

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Plymouthbreezer, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

    Plymouthbreezer

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    #1
    The above applications (plus, others) fail to launch even though their menu comes up in the menu bar and they bounce their icon in the dock. I am running 10.4.7 on an iMac G4 1GHz. Just started last night - didn't do any installs.

    I reparied premissions and have done uber restarts.

    Help? :(
     
  2. Plymouthbreezer thread starter macrumors 601

    Plymouthbreezer

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    Bump?

    Mind you, this has practiacally remdnered my machine useless.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Crashlogs?
    Regular logs?
    Tried with another user?
     
  4. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000

    steve_hill4

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    Try going into Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility and selecting the OSX startup disc. Then go to First Aid and "Repair Disk Permissions".

    Worked last time I had this.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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  6. Plymouthbreezer thread starter macrumors 601

    Plymouthbreezer

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    No nothing, just in Force Quit, I get "(Not responding)" on the apps.

    Other user accounts it's acting the same.

    I'm thinking I need a reinstall. Evevn the apps that do work take minutes to load.
     
  7. Plymouthbreezer thread starter macrumors 601

    Plymouthbreezer

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    I did an erase and Install... At least it got me to buy myself a nice external (250GB WD MyBook - FW and USB - $200), and fixed any issues.
     

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