Bad to Worse-Dreaded Restore?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Albone, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Albone macrumors regular

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    I have a intel imac, running 10.5.11 and my system started beach balling and then crashing. It once did it 4X in 10 minutes! I took it to the Genius Bar and it crashed like that right in front of them. Five days later, they tell me nothing is wrong.

    Fine.

    I buy SL thinking that'll be the cure for what ails. SL is neat but here's some problems:
    -Every startup has my sound muted.
    -Anything having to do with Adobe Air bombs out after opening it, including Tweetdeck.
    -My copy of Suitcase X1 freezes up randomly, though more often than not, when Illustrator CS2 needs to auto-open a font, effectively hanging both programs up.
    -Occasionally, it's reset my wacom settings and freezes Entourage.

    Before I took my mac into the Geniuses, I backed up my drive via Time Machine. Because of the above mentioned crap, I'm thinking of doing a full on restore. The problem is that I can't find my 10.5 install disc. Can I use the SL install disc to restore my 10.5 backup without actually installing SL?


    EDIT: It might bear mentioning that the random system wide crashes that I reported in the first paragraph have stopped, though now replaced with the aforementioned.

    Thanks!
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Solon, OH
    #2
    Ouch. First thing I'd try is resetting the PRAM (hold down Command+Option+P+R at startup, keep the keys held until you hear the startup noise two additional times).
     

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