Macbook problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dudley, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Dudley macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Good afternoon,
    We've had a Macbook now for about 18 months - no problems. However, last night it was very slow in starting-up and then we found it impossible to move any icons around the screen (click+drag). We have just five small folders on the desktop.
    Although 'hiding' is 'on', the dock has also disappeared completely and settings for the dock cannot be changed under preferences.
    The Macbook won't turn off under 'shut-down', we have to shut-down by holding pressing 'on' button.

    Any help appreciated...

    Dudley
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    Do you still have the gray restore DVDs that came with the MacBook?

    If so you could boot from DVD 1, run Disk Utility from it and repair permissions and the disk. If that does not help, you could do an Archive and Install, which does not delete your data, but installs a new and fresh system, while your data is moved to a folder called "Previous System".



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