IMAC G5/computer newbie/trashed a widget

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xolmusic, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. xolmusic macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2005
    hi ii have bought my very first computer all for myself. never had one before, i use'm at work , here and ther but not much.

    My problem is i just bought a new IMAC g5 this month. Well i ooked everything up, etc.. but i started doing stupid things, probably cause it was so late and i was so excited yet tired. i accidently trashed my "widget" the calculator, and empited it! stupid, not a big thing right, well i cant get it back. I also moved some icons off the doc, with a little animated smoke and all!
    I noticed in my applications there is now a missing space, where an icon was, now there is nothing.

    i'm lame, i know. but can i just start from the very beginning like when i just openend it up and registered it, and i won;t mess with everything until i really know what i'm doing, i promise. Now, i dont have any files on the computer at all so i thought i could reinstall and start from the beginning i, have 2 disks that came with the computer, but i'm scared if i follow the directions and re-install the os system, that i will lose my ILIFE programs that came with the computer: idvd, garage band, , etc..

    you see i don;t know if the ilife bundle is actually on the disks

    at the end of it all, i'm typing this on a generic pc at work, i want to get home and fix this thing so , i can start working with my video and pictures, and sound, etc.. the whole reason i bought this imac in the first place.

    but i need my calculator back...

    Please help or direct me , thanks

    david lost in detroit, mi:confused:
  2. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    Well you are far from a dead man ;) .

    If you want to go the restore route to get it back to the way you bought it, you can boot from the Restore disk that came with your imac. Otherwise if you just need your calculator I am sure you can also get it from your disks that came with it, and install it in that way.

    OS X has an other calculator on the system that you should have in your applications folder, or you can use Spotlight to find it.



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