mouse/cursor problem

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

  1. roderick macrumors member

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    Hey guys i'm running Tiger on my Mac Mini and i've been having some problems with my cursor. i have to click on the side of my screen in order to make my dock come up. I also have to hold down my left-click to keep my pull down menus open. Finally, when i am in certain programs where the cursor changes appearance (ProTools) it wont do so... I recently had a power outage while my CPU was on and I updated shortly there after. I'm not sure if either of these things could have caused this problem. Any help would be great.
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

    Reflow

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    Have you swapped out the mouse. Also have you ran disk utility yet?
     
  3. roderick thread starter macrumors member

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    just did and this is what it said

    Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”
    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    %)
    Checking Extended Attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Volume Bit Map needs minor repair
    Checking volume information.
    Invalid volume free block count
    Invalid volume free block count
    uld be %@ instead of %@)",2)
    23295382
    23292787
    The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair

    It won't let me click on repair disk- it is greyed out
     
  4. Reflow macrumors 68000

    Reflow

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    Run it from your original disk that came with your machine. That should fix that issue. So you want to install the disk and shut down your machine, then reboot holding down the 'C' key which should make it boot from the cd. Then run disk utility from there. Let us know how you make out......
     

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