Activity Monitor trouble

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MeatWhistle, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. MeatWhistle macrumors newbie

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    Soooo my Macbook Pro started running a little slowly after I downloaded a few new apps and i wanted to check out which were problematic. I went to the Activity Monitor and it told me I had some problems with my permissions. I repaired those in the Disk Utility, but I still can't pull up the AM. Help me out, please!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    What do the logs (All Messages) say in Console.app when you try to open Activity Monitor?
     
  3. MeatWhistle thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    If it doesn't even mention an attempt of the process trying to start you should recover from a last known good state then.

    I hope you have a backup.
     
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    Did you move Activity Monitor? move it back to its default location in the Utilities folder and then repair permissions again.
     
  6. MeatWhistle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's in the correct folder.

    If I need to recover, how do I know when to recover from? I'm really not having that much trouble, outside of AM not opening, so i don't know when a good state would be.
     
  7. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    do you have a Time Machine backup? if so just open your Utilities folder and select AM, enter Time Machine, go back to the time it worked and then click restore.

    if not you can recover it by using Pacifist (download link) to load your Mac's restore discs, search for AM and then reinstall it.
     

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