Help me with my powerbook and OSX... PLEASE

agentphish

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So i put my powerbook to sleep last night. Woke up this morning, put it in my bag and came here to class. Was trying to get onto our schools airport network and it wouldnt go, so i just rebooted. Upon reboot osx loaded only my dock. nothing else. not even the top taskbar, no clock/battery/airport. I just had a spinning beachball of doom. I clicked on the system prefs icon on the dock and was able to open it.

So i decided must be a glictch so I rebooted.
Same thing happened. Finally about 10 mins later my icons and the top task bar came up and i was able to get online.

Anyone have any ideas? time for a format? What should I try?
 

pncc

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agentphish said:
So i put my powerbook to sleep last night. Woke up this morning, put it in my bag and came here to class. Was trying to get onto our schools airport network and it wouldnt go, so i just rebooted. Upon reboot osx loaded only my dock. nothing else. not even the top taskbar, no clock/battery/airport. I just had a spinning beachball of doom. I clicked on the system prefs icon on the dock and was able to open it.

So i decided must be a glictch so I rebooted.
Same thing happened. Finally about 10 mins later my icons and the top task bar came up and i was able to get online.

Anyone have any ideas? time for a format? What should I try?
Hard to say; it may just be a fluke. See if it happens again.
Run Cocktail to flush caches and run cron jobs.
 

agentphish

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it did happen again.
think i should repair permissions?
What is cron?
 

Solafaa

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Dont let your laptop sleep for very long, if you know you will not use it for 2-3 hours then just switch it off. I switch my laptop whenever i will not use it for some time and i have had no problems what so ever.
 

ftaok

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Solafaa said:
Dont let your laptop sleep for very long, if you know you will not use it for 2-3 hours then just switch it off. I switch my laptop whenever i will not use it for some time and i have had no problems what so ever.
I don't think extended periods of sleep has anything to do with his problems. I hardly ever turn my iBook off. I've had it for over 3 years and it's still going strong.

I love how Macs snap right back to life when you wake it from sleep.
 

abhishekit

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Solafaa said:
Dont let your laptop sleep for very long, if you know you will not use it for 2-3 hours then just switch it off. I switch my laptop whenever i will not use it for some time and i have had no problems what so ever.
I don't know the reason for his problem, but that is certainly not one of it.
I never switch off my pb, and never experienced such problem.

edit: ftaok beat me to it.
 

dsharits

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Right. Sleep has absolutely nothing to do with it. I leave my iBook in sleep mode for days at a time, and I have never had any sleep problems with it. My B&W is on 24-7.

Daniel
 
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