Major Help Required!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wfoster, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. wfoster macrumors 6502a

    wfoster

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    #1
    I've literally just installed Snow Leopard on my Mac Mini and it went through successfully. Restarted my Mac Mini and it prompted me to log in, so I did and then the wallpaper comes up but no menubar and I can't see the dock when I hover over it. What's happening? I can still move the mouse.

    Help. :eek:
     
  2. wfoster thread starter macrumors 6502a

    wfoster

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    #2
    Please help, I'm really stuffed on this. I need it working within the next 2 hours!
     
  3. darkpaw macrumors 6502

    darkpaw

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    #3
    Was this an upgrade or a clean install?

    Boot up in Safe Mode (details here).

    If everything's okay, then it's likely there's some incompatible software you've got on there.

    Create a separate user account and boot normally. If everything's okay with the new user, then it's the other user account that has a problem. Perhaps you have an incompatible application running on startup? Check System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items.

    As a last resort, yf you have a Time Machine backup, you could perform a clean install and restore from Time Machine.
     
  4. wfoster thread starter macrumors 6502a

    wfoster

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    #4
    This was an upgrade and I'll try to boot in to safe mode now, thanks.
     
  5. wfoster thread starter macrumors 6502a

    wfoster

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    #5
    That worked perfectly, thank you. You've saved my life.
     

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