Hello! I am new to this forum, and I appreciate your help in advance. I have a Macbook Pro (about three years old,) and I'm running OS X (10.4.11) It has been fantastic and perfect, but in the last few days, mysterious things have begun happening, such as it refusing to shut down, restart, or log out, and my dashboard issue. The first problem seems to be fixed for now, but I need some help with Dashboard. More specifically, I had lots of stickies on Dashboard, which contained lots of information that I really really really don't want to lose. Suddenly, (after doing something in disk utility called "repair disk permissions," I noticed that dashboard was completely empty. I can drag all the widgets and star all over again, but what I want is the INFORMATION. Is there some sort of autosave cache in there somewhere for such things? Please help... For any of you answering the question, (thank you,) please keep in mind that I am not a computer person. So if you are telling me to 'safe restart' or something, please include some directions. Thank you. I eagerly await responses.