OS X messed up bad

Discussion in 'macOS' started by murdoc158, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. murdoc158 macrumors regular

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    I was unable to burn CD's using itunes. I deleted the app along with quicktime. I re-downloaded the latest versions of each but I cannot get them to install. I double click on the .dmg files and nothing happens. I also cannot access software update or disk utility. What is going on?
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    what were you doing before this started to happen? and do you have the safari beta installed
     
  3. murdoc158 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just purchased a song on the itunes music store and wanted to burn it to an audio cd. I don't use safari at all, so I haven't downloaded the beta version.
     
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    What do you mean by "cannot access" Software Update or Disk Utility?
     
  5. murdoc158 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I click on the programs and they do not open. No errors, nothing. Nothing happens.
     
  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    What else does not run?

    How (and why) did you delete QuickTime?
     
  7. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    did you empty the trash after you dragged the applications there, if that is how you deleted them and you did not empty the trash it may think that they are still installed. also you can get to disk utility with the disks that came with your computer or OS update.
     
  8. murdoc158 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's all that I've found that does not run. I'm not planning on opening 100 or so applications to see if they all run at the moment.

    I deleted quicktime since itunes uses quicktime. I was going for a complete reinstall similar to what you do on a pc.
     
  9. murdoc158 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Trash has been emptied. I think the main problem is disk utility won't open, so i am unable to mount the itunes and quicktime disk images to install them. I was able to open disk utility on by restore DVD, but I dont see how that is going to help me install itunes or fix disk utility on my hard drive.

    edit: disk utility, installer, software update are not opening.
     
  10. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    try repairing permissions on the drive.
     
  11. murdoc158 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I only had 1 permission that needed to be fixed and I fixed it. Still nothing.
     
  12. murdoc158 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep, I am unable to install ANYTHING right now. Disk Utility is used to mount disk images right? Is it possible to repair disk utility?
     
  13. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but QuickTime is supposed to be integrated with OS X and is more than just for iTunes.
     

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