Reward Will Be Given For Help !

ajd2

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Sep 17, 2008
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Ilford, Essex
Firstly let me tell you that i am using a Power Mc G4 Dual 867 - Mac OSX 10.4.11

I was watching a dvd on my computer when it crashed and stuck, the whole computer froze and I couldnt do anything.
Even Force Quitting wouldnt work so i had to switch off using the power button.

When i restarted the machine everything looked fine, but after a while i noticed that the icons would dissapear for 1sec and then come back again.

Now continuosly this keeps happening so clearly some thing has gone wrong somewhere. :mad:

IF ANYONE CAN SUCCESFULLY ADVISE ME ON HOW TO CORRECT THIS - THEY WILL RECEIVE A DECENT REWARD !

07778 157 112 ADRIAN.
 

4fingered

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Canada
that's a bit older of a computer but it sounds to me like it might be video card problems. I'm just taking a shot in the dark here but maybe try doing some trouble shooting with you're video card.
 

t0mat0

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Firstly let me tell you that i am using a Power Mc G4 Dual 867 - Mac OSX 10.4.11

I was watching a dvd on my computer when it crashed and stuck, the whole computer froze and I couldnt do anything.
Even Force Quitting wouldnt work so i had to switch off using the power button.

When i restarted the machine everything looked fine, but after a while i noticed that the icons would dissapear for 1sec and then come back again.

Now continuosly this keeps happening so clearly some thing has gone wrong somewhere. :mad:

IF ANYONE CAN SUCCESFULLY ADVISE ME ON HOW TO CORRECT THIS - THEY WILL RECEIVE A DECENT REWARD !

07778 157 112 ADRIAN.
General icons, or dock icons? there is some info just googling
G4 icons dissapear
http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=6725725
could be caused by a corrupt Finder plist or LaunchServices.
to ~(yourHome)/Library/Preferences and trash these two files:
com.apple.finder.plist
com.apple.sidebarlists.plist
Then log out and back in again. Or restart.
(You will have to reset a few finder prefs the way you like them.)

If that doesn't help, LaunchServices may be the culprit.
~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices.plist Move that file to the trash and test.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=432827 has more info on desktop icons.
 

t0mat0

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Aug 29, 2006
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Firstly let me tell you that i am using a Power Mc G4 Dual 867 - Mac OSX 10.4.11

I was watching a dvd on my computer when it crashed and stuck, the whole computer froze and I couldnt do anything.
Even Force Quitting wouldnt work so i had to switch off using the power button.

When i restarted the machine everything looked fine, but after a while i noticed that the icons would dissapear for 1sec and then come back again.

Now continuosly this keeps happening so clearly some thing has gone wrong somewhere. :mad:

IF ANYONE CAN SUCCESFULLY ADVISE ME ON HOW TO CORRECT THIS - THEY WILL RECEIVE A DECENT REWARD !

07778 157 112 ADRIAN.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=432827


Googling desktop icons dissapear G4 seems to pull info up.


" Desktop icons disappearedI had the same problem. I fixed it by installing TINKERTOOL (FREE) and unchecking the DISABLE DESKTOP FEATURES "
Freeware: http://www.bresink.com/osx/0TinkerTool/download.html
 

ajd2

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 17, 2008
3
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Ilford, Essex