Major problem... I don't know what happened!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by The Hitman, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. The Hitman macrumors member

    The Hitman

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    Here is the story.

    I like to download some YouTube videos of my PC such as my favourite YouTube files. Then I came across RealPlayer which downloads and plays YouTube files (flash files). So I was like cool.. so I thought it would be cool if they had something like this for the Mac. So I went onto my MacBook and found RealPlayer 11 for OS X. And I downloaded it. And was able to watch flv files.. so then I shutdown my Mac for the night and when I tried to go back on it.. the startup took forever, then my background wouldn't load, it was just a blank blue screen, after about 3 mins only the WI-FI, Battery, and Time Icon showed up..the rest of the menu bar as not there!! I was able to view my doc and open a file, but then I wasn't able to close it. Now when I turn on my Mac all it does is that start up sound and stays on that white screen. WTF happened?

    It's 2:15am here.. so I am going to bed.. but I will read your replies in the morning.
     
  2. GeneKam macrumors regular

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    hmm, do a diagnostics test and see waht it says about hardrive, could be justa freak coinsidence and the hardrive crashed.
     
  3. w.t.f macrumors newbie

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    I doubt it has anything to do with the real player.
     
  4. KompleX macrumors regular

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    i quit using realplayer back when version 7 was released. it came w/ so much crap like download manager, news update icon that would sit on the taskbar and would annoy the hell out of me, an automatic software update, and a lot more junk that i can't remember. once installed it set itself as the default everything and took over the whole computer. if realplayer is anything like it was back then, then i would assume that it has i invaded your computer and isn't playing well w/ osx.
     
  5. Pacer69 macrumors member

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    Ditto. Start up in safe mode (hold down shift key) or from your system install DVD (hold down c key) and uninstall / toss anything having to do with RealPlayer. Worthless piece of sh^t that it is.
     
  6. The Hitman thread starter macrumors member

    The Hitman

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    I took it into the repair shop, it's still under Apple's year warrenty..


    Thanks everyone
     
  7. The Hitman thread starter macrumors member

    The Hitman

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    I got my Macbook back today. The hard drive was toast, so they had to replace that. So I have to start over for day one, not a big deal. I am glad the hard drive failed when it did (it was still under my first year warranty).

    :)
     
  8. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

    SFStateStudent

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    Did they explain...

    the reason for it crashing? :confused:
     
  9. The Hitman thread starter macrumors member

    The Hitman

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    I don't know.. I think it was just a defective hard drive or maybe it had to do with realplayer... which like I said I am not downloading ever again (on Mac).
     
  10. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    RealPlayer is completely unnecessary. Use VLC to play videos and iSquint / VisualHub to convert them to other formats.
     
  11. The Hitman thread starter macrumors member

    The Hitman

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    Thanks.. I was using VLC.. and I also used iSquint it was great.
     

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