Copyied image to new drive, now dock etcis off screen?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Kaji79, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Kaji79 macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Ok so over the last few days I have been trying to get my sons ibook upgraded. What happened is he misplaced his disks, so using superduper! I copied a image of his old hard drive to a usb drive, then using firewire copied it to the new hard drive.

    Now when it boots up, everything is off screen even though the display picture is normal.

    What I have tried:
    Resetting the pram
    Resetting the Nvram
    Resetting firmware
    Reinstalling using a tiger retail disk(does the same thing)
    Disconnecting everything and resetting with out power
    Retying to copy the disk image 3x
    Repaired Permissions
    Resetting the monitor
    Hooked it up to a big screen TV

    When I used the laptop to display other macs while they are in target disk mode it does not do this.

    I included a video, it's not that great in quality, but hopefully you can see what I mean. The mouse stops at the top, bottom and left edges of the screen. When I go to the right it just disappears.

    Spent a few days pulling my hair out. Thanks in advance.
  2. MacKeeperFanMod macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2010
    I suspect that the and/or files are corrupt. Try moving both these files to the desktop, then logging out and back in. These files can be found in ~/Library/Preferences, where ~ is your home directory.

    Removing these files will reset your dock back to its default state.
    Hope this helps

    Good luck!:)
  3. Kaji79 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Sorry to say it didn't work...funny part is I just hooked it up to my powerbook and put the ibook in target disk mode...and no problem it loaded just like normal! I don't get it!

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