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    Hey guys,

    Everytime I startup my Powebook G4 (tiger 10.4), my wallpapers loads 1/2, or 1/4. And some utilities doesn't startup (upper-right cornor) is there any way to fix this? Tnx

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    Verify permissions in Disk Utility and run Disk Repair while you're at it. Should solve any software issue that may cause this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevriano View Post
    Verify permissions in Disk Utility and run Disk Repair while you're at it. Should solve any software issue that may cause this.
    Report back if it doesn't.
    Disk repair? I don't have disk repair , can I download it anywhere or is there another option?

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    It should be in Applications / Utilities / Disk Utility

    If it is not there, boot up from your OSX dvd insert disc, and restart holding down the C key. Once boted up do not go through the install process but select Disk Utility from the top menu and run it from there
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    Uhm I lost my CD ages ago, I have no idea where it is :/
    any way to download it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pondake View Post
    Uhm I lost my CD ages ago, I have no idea where it is :/
    any way to download it ?
    Umm...nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Umm...nope.

    - Nick
    ... Any other way to fix this bug?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pondake View Post
    ... Any other way to fix this bug?
    What sort of "wallpapers" are you using? Are they wallpapers/desktop backgrounds that came with the OS...or are they wallpapers you downloaded from a website?

    As far as the utilities not loading...how many do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Umm...nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    What sort of "wallpapers" are you using? Are they wallpapers/desktop backgrounds that came with the OS...or are they wallpapers you downloaded from a website?

    As far as the utilities not loading...how many do you have?

    - Nick
    How can I see what Utilities I have (sorry new in Mac)?

    And I'm using 1 of the Internet.

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    Go to your applications folder on your HD, and look in the folder named "Utilities"
    Disk Utility is in there, double click to open it and go from there.
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    I got none folder 'utilities' there 0.o , but if i'm searching it in 'finder' am I not able to find those?

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    So ... any options left?

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    You need to do a clean install if you really don't have the Disk Utility option in Applications, but as you have no discs, you are a bit out of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevriano View Post
    You need to do a clean install if you really don't have the Disk Utility option in Applications, but as you have no discs, you are a bit out of luck.
    You need to buy Tiger or Leopard from eBay, but that won't be cheap.
    Hmm buying a new version is a bit overrated for this little bug.. Well thanks for the help!!

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