Who do I turn to???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kazsirk, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. kazsirk macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2006
    I have a newish G5 and I am running what it came with
    Mac OS X version 10.4.6
    it is a
    Dual 2,5 Ghz PowerPC G5

    two probems
    I never had a version of Mac OS classic so none of my former software will work in this environment. I have some games and old programs I would love to load but it asks for the "classic" stuff and I am S.O.L.

    when I brought this ne mac home from work it was fine but I had what seemed like a minor crash and restart and now about a 3rd of my memory is hard to access. (when I try to get a file stored there it acts like I do not have access and denies me.) also even the attempt boggs the processors down to an ants mile. it seems like it might be looking for the former network.

    can anyone help with either of these issues????
  2. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    1. Classic is on the install DVD and can be installed as an extra.

    2. Is you computer recognizing all of your RAM? And i am confused by you saying you can't access those things in your RAM.
  3. kazsirk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2006

    Thank you for the speedy response.

    I will have to ask work for the disc for classic and if she (the tech) has it I will be very happy.

    2. I think the ram is fine. I don't think I mentioned Ram but if I did sorry to confuse you. Truely it seems like it had blocked a portion of what was saved on the hardrive.... it is weird.
  4. Oryan macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    That sounds strange. I'd recommend repairing your permissions. Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility. Choose your harddrive and then there is a button at the bottom to repair it.
  5. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    Sorry I assumed that Memory meant RAM.

    Hmm i would repair permissions first then if that doesn't work boot from the install DVD when you get it and repair disk
  6. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    Oo and me! I'm guessing because memory implies RAM where as storage would have implied HDD.
  7. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2005
    Ottawa, Canada
    Could it be that the files you are looking for were on a work network? Usually it asks you to resolve aliases manually. I would try moving the finder plist to the desktop. Oh ya, and does this happen with another user?
  8. kazsirk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2006
    I tried to do this on the first partition of the Storage disk

    it gave this as a response;

    Verify and Repair disk “Mac Brain”
    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Invalid node structure
    Volume check failed.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit

    1 HFS volume checked
    1 volume could not be repaired because of an error
  9. CuteGothTech macrumors member


    Jul 30, 2006
    You cannot repair the disk you booted from. You cannot even verify it correctly.
    Boot from the disk, *then* run the repair disk utility. If you just run the verify and it finds errors, you have to click repair disk and it verifies it again. So verify is a waste of time, just click the repair disk.
  10. slooksterPSV macrumors 68040


    Apr 17, 2004
    And if you don't have the DVD's then I suggest going into single user mode and running: fsck -fy
    To get into single-user mode press and hold (when you push the power button on your computer to start it up) CMD + S
    This will take you into a verbose text mode where you can repair the hard drive, but it probably doesn't do as good of a job as booting from the DVD.

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