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At some point in my reboot of my ibook, my dock gets restarted to the normal default items that were there. Does anyone know what will cause this?

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did you zap the pram? sometimes this can be a result, but its rare. a corrupt os is another possibility. also have you recently installed any new software or hardware?
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If it is only the Dock, trash the Dock preference file (com.apple.dock.plist) and let it build a new one.
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Sometimes if you have File Vault enabled this will happen

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Sometimes if you have File Vault enabled this will happen
Where can I find this feature, "File Vault"?


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did you zap the pram? sometimes this can be a result, but its rare. a corrupt os is another possibility. also have you recently installed any new software or hardware?
zap the pram? don't know, what does that mean?

I'm running on 10.2.8 and no I haven't installed any software of hardware.
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file vault is a 10.3 feature I think...

It is located in system prefs->users->file vault...
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its system prefs>accounts>security tab. if you dont know how to zap the pram, you probably didnt. you hold down command+option+p+r while starting up, you dont let go until you hear the mac chime*(startup sound) 5 times.
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o, just noticed youre running 10.2.8, seems to have had a problem with the os going corrupt, Ive seen it like 10 times in OS 10.2.5-10.2.8. I hope this is not the case.
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Nah the os haven't gone corrupted on me. Just the dock restarting that's about it.
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probably not, I hope not, but thats usually a first sign/symptom.
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FileVault is in System Preferences.

The end of the first line of items is Security. I have seen numerous occasions where filevault has had problems with plist things

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