Google earth and Ichat are dead

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thewee1, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. thewee1 macrumors newbie

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    Ok, Google earth and ichat have both stopped working, probably others. It seems to have started when I did the last security update for my Intel macbook, with leopard a few days ago. Since then neither of those applications have worked.

    Not only that but when I start my computer, not only does it take much longer, but it starts up different then before. It starts with the normal white apple screen, then goes to a blue screen, then goes back to the apple screen with two mouse cursors. One that doesn't move and stuck in the upper left hand corner and the other that I can move around freely. After that it goes to my desktop and starts up.

    I have rebooted many times since the problem started, also I have tried deleting the PRAM, and repairing disk permissions, non have helped. Applications that I know still work are Firefox, Microsoft word, and itunes. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  3. thewee1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Intel Macbook with 1 gig of ram and a 2ghz processor, also OS X 10.5.2
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Have you had kernel panics? That is a grey screen which tells you to restart.
     
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  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I think your hard drive is probably dying/dead to be honest, but it could simply be your OS has got corrupted or something, possibly by the security update. Make sure you have a full back up your data and do an Erase and Install of Leopard. Make sure you keep the backup in case its a hardware issue.
     
  7. thewee1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, Ill do that I soon as I get a chance.
     

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