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    RobDreugan
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    Help! Freezing OS =\
    I just got my dual G5 yesterday. I put another gig of crucial ram inside the machine, and I'm upt to 1500 megs of ram. Besides that, I've added nothing but an external usb zip drive.

    After lots of calls to mac tech support here's what we've done.

    Did a first aid thing. And it corrected a directory structure problem, but that still didn't prevent lock ups.

    We unplugged everything short of the keyboard, mouse and moniter to try and trouble shoot it.

    Did a hardware test, with both the extra ram I added and w/o it, and all hardware tested fine.

    however, now I'm trying one of the last things, which is I've created a new user account, and I can't get it to lock up yet. In fact one of the programs locked up before the os would, and the os still hasn't so maybe this was the answer.

    I'm still a big Mac newbie, so I want to learn as much as I can, but this for the moment fixed the problem.

    I'm curious if anyone has experience this before.

    the system specs are on my name, and the OS is 10.2.8; if there were any questions about that.

    Thanks, for any help in advance.

    Rob

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    when you boot up hold

    command and s

    when the screen is done loading type

    fsck -y

    and hit enter that could help

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    RobDreugan
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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    when you boot up hold

    command and s

    when the screen is done loading type

    fsck -y

    and hit enter that could help
    I've done a thing where i held command and maybe apple with the keys P and R. I'm not 100% what that means, other than perhaps purge ram or something.

    What does what yer telling me do? I just like to learn about what it is I'm doing rather than following blindly.

    (Since I've created the new user account which I'm using its not locked up in about 2 hours. This is very interesting )

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    its a file system check utility that macworld magazine recommends you do either once a month or once a week

    it checks for and repairs damage within the file systems

    its actually you type /sbin/fsck -y

    if it finds errors run it again to make sure its all clear and when you are done just type reboot and it will restart your computer

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    RobDreugan
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    I really don't understand how creating a new user account fixed my problem, but I haven't crashed since last night. I wish I could have a more concrete explanation as to why this is working now but hell at least its working in tip top shape.

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    Your problem appear to be with the other account. Maybe something you loaded last, or changes made it , or even items deleted.

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    it could have been that an install for a program went bad

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