Desktop Refreshes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macuser21, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. macuser21 macrumors newbie

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    I perused the forums but didn't see a similar problem so I'm sorry if this is rehashing something that has already been solved.

    My problem is this:
    When I start/restart my mac os x 10.5.5 (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM) the desktop refreshes several times before going back to the pale blue screen and then refreshing a final time. The mouse is then sluggish and/or jumps sporadically.

    What I've tried:
    AppleCare, Apple Hardware, Onyx

    Any ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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  3. macuser21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    still have the problem

    Hey! Thanks for the reply. I downloaded the pack, installed and restarted. (Restarted several times since then.) And the problem remains. Any other ideas?

    Here are some more symptoms I've noticed:

    The minimizing and maximizing window action goes very, very slowly.
    Sometimes keys won't type and sometimes they continue typing after I've pressed it. (I.E. How are youuuuuuuuuu)

    I've got a bad feeling that this is a serious problem...
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Boot from your gray OS X Install Disc 1 and run the Apple Hardware Test.
     
  5. macuser21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestion but I've already tried that (see o.p.)

    Any other suggestions? I think it might be getting worse.
     
  6. macuser21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    New development!

    There's a new development... whenever I plug my pen tablet in, it registers the pen as right clicking continually. (It has nothing to do with the tablet.)
     

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