Need Advice!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MAGICMAN320, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. MAGICMAN320 macrumors member

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    Jul 27, 2005
    #1
    Hi forum. I Need some advice.
    I have a powermac tower 1.8 ghz 2g ram. Ive ad it for about two years now. Thinking about reformatting the hd. (starting over)
    Since ive had it ive never done a defrag or anything. Just straight working on it. It crashes alot after i wake it up or during application loading sometimes.
    When i make a dvd from i movie, the picture breaks up at times during playback. Thats why i decided to start over. What sshould i do to reformat or should i?
    Any suggestions are welcome. Thanx in advance
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    London
    #2
    First try repairing disk permissions (in Disk Utility)...
     
  3. MAGICMAN320 thread starter macrumors member

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    Jul 27, 2005
    #3
    this is what showed up. whats next?

    Repairing permissions for “Macintosh HD”
    Determining correct file permissions.
    User differs on ./Applications, should be 0, owner is 501
    Group differs on ./Applications, should be 80, group is 501
    Permissions differ on ./Applications, should be drwxrwxr-x , they are drwxr-xr-x
    Owner and group corrected on ./Applications
    Permissions corrected on ./Applications
    User differs on ./System/Library/Extensions, should be 0, owner is 501
    Group differs on ./System/Library/Extensions, should be 0, group is 80
    Owner and group corrected on ./System/Library/Extensions
    Permissions corrected on ./System/Library/Extensions
    User differs on ./System/Library, should be 0, owner is 501
    Group differs on ./System/Library, should be 0, group is 80
    Owner and group corrected on ./System/Library
    Permissions corrected on ./System/Library
    User differs on ./System, should be 0, owner is 501
    Group differs on ./System, should be 0, group is 80
    Owner and group corrected on ./System
    Permissions corrected on ./System
    User differs on ./Users/Shared/SC Info, should be 0, owner is 501
    Owner and group corrected on ./Users/Shared/SC Info
    Permissions corrected on ./Users/Shared/SC Info
    Group differs on ./private/etc/authorization, should be 80, group is 0
    Owner and group corrected on ./private/etc/authorization
    Permissions corrected on ./private/etc/authorization
    Permissions differ on ./private/var/log/secure.log, should be -rw------- , they are -rw-r-----
    Owner and group corrected on ./private/var/log/secure.log
    Permissions corrected on ./private/var/log/secure.log

    Permissions repair complete
    The privileges have been verified or repaired on the selected volume
     

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