Problems after Reset PRAM & NVRAM

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Hutch98R1, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Hutch98R1 macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2007
    Someone suggested that I reset my PRAM periodically, and since my MBP was running a little slow and I was doing a general clean-up of my hard drive and such, I decided to do it.

    Since then, I have been having random little problems.

    The first major thing is flash videos aren't working right- the lower menu bar options in YouTube videos isn't appearing correctly. (I realize this could also be something with the current Mac vs. Flash situation, but all browsers are doing it.)

    Second- Text is not appearing in MS Word 2008. So, I tried using MS Word X and I can see the text, but it will not print the text. It prints graphics, but not the black text. This is my biggest problem, that I would like to fix.

    Did resetting my PRAM cause all this? Any ideas?
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Something is clearly wrong, but I'm nigh positive that your PRAM reset didn't cause it. Only a few values are stored in PRAM/NVRAM, and I can't think of any way any of them could effect display of Flash and Word's ability to show text. Unless it's some form of Y2K bug and your clock didn't automatically get re-set to the current date/time--checked that?

    More likely something else you did in your clean-up caused this. If you list everything you messed with someone might be able to suggest a possibility.
  3. Cool Runnings macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    Why are you fixing problems that aren't problems.

    Why do you have programs to "fix" things that isn't broken?

    More than a reboot or a safe reboot once in a while to fix cache, old logs shouldn't be necesarry.

    Resting PRAM/SMC isn't something you should have to do under normal conditions, and it have nothing to do with your problems. That have your cleaningprograms caused.
  4. Hutch98R1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2007

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