All factory installed software stopped working

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nconnella, May 3, 2010.

  1. nconnella macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2008
    Ok, so my new 2010 MBP just went to hell on me. All of a sudden all my factory installed software such as ical, dictionary, stickies, photobooth stopped working. They wont open in any way, either dock or applications. I've deleted plist, repaired disk permissions and repaired disk... nothing. Third party apps, safari and iphoto work. But iphoto froze when I open it. Apple wants me to reinstall the OS but I would like to avoid if possible. Anyone else know what this could be?
  2. Relznuk macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2009
    UT, USA
    Sounds like corrupt preference files to me. Try completely removing and reinstalling the apple software. Google can provide directions on this for you.
  3. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    Maybe your HD is failing. Check its SMART status in Disk Utility.

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