Recording software not recognizing inputs, maybe a clean reinstall to fix?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by agmetal, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. agmetal macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2009
    I have a bunch of audio recording software, some of which is transferred over from my old PowerBook G4 running Tiger, not all of which is absolutely known to work with Snow Leopard (which I have on my brand new iMac). The rest is known to work with SL, but for some reason isn't recognizing the audio inputs and in some cases, ends up crashing whenever I try to do anything.

    My theory is that there may be some sort of conflict with older versions or preferences that transferred over when I used Migration Assistant to set up the new computer last week. I've gone through the system and user libraries and tried to remove all of the preferences files and other things that would have been referenced by older versions of the software, in an attempt to fix this issue, but I've had no luck yet.

    I'm wondering if a clean reinstall of SL may be the solution, skipping Migration Assistant and then just copying my important preference files manually?

    If that's the case, how would I go about doing the reinstall? I've never done it before.
  2. madog macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2004
    Korova Milkbar
    That could very well be the case.

    Once booted to the installation disk, you can access the Utilities menu, and through there DiskUtility. Select the destination drive and erase it. Quit DU, then proceed through with the installation. Once it is finished and reboots, the option to use the Migration Assistant will appear. You can select "Do not transfer files" to skip it completely, or you can choose to just transfer user data, but not select the applications (I believe I remember Snow Leopard breaking down the data more so than previous systems, allowing you more discretion in the data you migrate over).

    Once finished, go about and manually install your applications that are compatible with SL.

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