should i reinstall osx from my cd?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by chris curran, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. chris curran macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2005
    Ive been having problems when i log in finder doesnt open there is a blue screen and no desktop i can get my computer to an extent by going into Word from the dock then file open my library preference folder won't let me delete certain plists as i'm going through word. I can open up other user ac and their finder etc work fine. my ac is an admin ac do i need to try reinstalling osx & if so will this affect my files and other user ac? :confused:
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    Well first, try the usual fixes, boot from the OS X CD and repair permissions, repair disk, etc. But if that doesn't work, then yes, I'd reinstall. Sounds like the Finder has gone somewhat corrupt.
  3. chris curran thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2005
    what do you mean boot from cd? how? & what does it do?

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