Alright, I'm kinda freaking out right now....

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  1. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

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    Ok, after the safari update, i've been having some problems.

    My main one is my dock just freezes. I can't switch spaces, i can't "killall Dock" i can't relaunch finder either.

    If i try to restart, nothing will happen. My computer will just freeze.

    What should i do? Should i just try a system restore?


    All your help is greatly appreceated!!
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    just do a hard power-down and restart, will likely solve the issue.

    don't freak out.
     
  3. mr.stinki thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've tried that, but it does it again after a bit...
     
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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  5. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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    funny you mention that, I couldn't get my MB to restart to install the update. Each time I tried either from the apple menu, or from the SU prompt, everything would leave the screen like it was going to restart, then just pop back up like nothing happened. I had to do a hard power down, then restart. Not sure if it is related....
     
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  7. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    I upgraded Safari about an hour and a half ago and noticed the exact same thing!!! I was using iTunes and went to minimize it and it wouldn't move. Then I tried to go down to my dock and open FireFox and the dock would not come up. Finally, I went to Finder, then Applications and launched Firefox from there. A little later I rebooted and everything has been fine since, but that was a little weird.

    Perhaps the Safari update was a bit dodgy?
     
  8. Charliekid21 macrumors regular

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    yeah i got that too and when i shut down my computer for running slow the damn hard drive doesnt work now!!! what should i do plz help!
     
  9. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    This may be an over reactive windows solution but if blow comes to blow; try an Archive and Install so you can save your settings. You can always delete the previous installation folder at a later time. This would be a last ditch solution hopefully others will come up with less gruesome measures.
    Good luck.
     
  10. clevin macrumors G3

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    are you (having problem) all on 10.5? Im getting worried about these updates... Since I don't use it very much anyway, maybe I should just skip the updates?
     
  11. Charliekid21 macrumors regular

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    how could i archive and install and would it keep all of my data?
     
  12. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Yup, everything in the Home folder will remain in tack.. It'll only replace the corrupted system files. Just make sure you actually click the button that says Archive and Install after you boot from the System Recovery/Leopard DVD
     
  13. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    Yes, and make sure that you also have the most important files backed up.
     
  14. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    I'm running 10.5.2
     

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