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

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

  1. Kaji79 macrumors member

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    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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKK_WOcfJJo

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

    MacKeeperFanMod

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    Jun 28, 2010
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    I suspect that the com.apple.dock.db and/or com.apple.dock.plist 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

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    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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