Help Me Get My Dock Back!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Doodledoo, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Doodledoo macrumors regular

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    I turned on my computer earlier this evening and found that my Dock no longer appears. killall dock says there are no processes running. Finder keeps randomly relaunching. System Preferences crashes. Restarting does nothing Help! I installed iTunes 8, QuickTime 7.5.5 and Front Row 2.1.6 today and was playing Spore with a Mail window open the last time I shut down. Please, any ideas?
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    Boot off the OS X DVD and run Disk Utility and try to repair permissions. It sounds like one of the installs changed the Finder and Dock permissions.

    TEG
     
  3. Doodledoo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tried that, it repaired a whole bunch of permissions but didn't help. Does it need to be from the install disc? I did it using Disk Utility and I'm not sure if there's a difference. Also, how do you boot from a DVD - is it by holding down D on boot?
     
  4. Doodledoo thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. Ploki macrumors 68010

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    no, you i think its "c"..
    if not hold "alt", it will show your boot options
     
  6. TEG macrumors 604

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    You boot of a disc by holding C. Try repairing the disc from the DVD, if that doesn't help, it sounds like you may need to do a reinstall/archive and install or OS X.

    TEG
     

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