MacBook Help!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by teeforb, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. teeforb macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2007
    Hi All,

    I have a fairly new MacBook. I bought it about 3 to 4 months ago. Since I had it, I have been getting these "Please restart your computer" (not exact message) errors. I get it at least once or twice a week. I have been dealing with it, but now its frustrating me. Any clues one what it can be?

    Oh, please note that I have been updating the OS everytime there is an update.

  2. Reflow macrumors 68000


    Mar 30, 2005
    Did you install anything new recently except for the updates?
  3. teeforb thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2007
    A number of things:

    MS Word for MAC
    mac the ripper
    Dropshot photo uploader
    Cicso VPN Client
    and this MS software that plays MS media files through QuickTime.

    I think that's it.
  4. firstapple macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    More information will be needed here...

    Is there a certain program that is always running when this message pops up?

    Have you tried repairing permissions?
  5. Hankster macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    Does this happen if you simply start it up and leave it be? You may want to start testing out applications, one at a time, to see if there is one application causing this issue.
  6. teeforb thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2007
    It happens randomly. I believe it even happen right after booting up. The only thing that runs when it first boots up is Firefox and Yahoo messenger.
  7. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2008
    Here's a couple things to check out:

    Open Disk Utility (Applications -> Utilities) and do the following, after selecting your startup disk (usually Macintosh HD):

    Repair Permissions.
    Verify Disk.

    Repair permissions should do its own thing. If Verify Disk comes up with anything, put in your install DVD and do a Repair Disk. If Verify Disk does find anything, you can bet that was the problem and it should be better now. If that doesn't find any errors or doesn't fix anything, it's likely an application that you're just not noticing.

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