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I've been having some issues lately and I decided to just reinstall Mac OS X. My question is in order to fix my issue's do I just reinstall Mac OS X or do I have to set it back to factory settings?

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Why don't you tell us what issues you're having? Reinstalling OS X should be the very last resort and usually it's not necessary to reinstall in order to solve problems.
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I can't delete some files and I keep getting error 8003 even though I've tried all solutions. Never used time machine before. Nothing is appearing in my 'today' or 'yesterday' folders and now when ever I turn it on it asks for a password even though I never changed anything to ask for that and it never did it before.

Also did the disk utility repairs as well.
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matt9013,
you tried Onyx and it didn't work?
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you tried Onyx and it didn't work?
Thanks Onyx worked for the trash problem.

I still don't have anything under my 'today' or 'yesterday' folders though and it takes forever to turn on after turning my Macbook off. Over 5 mins I'd say when before it was super fast.
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YTou say did Disk Utility repairs. Did you boo from the install disk and run Repair Disk from there, as it is not possible to repair a disk you are booted from. Also go into SYstem Preferences > Startup Disk and make sure your boot drive is highlighted.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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YTou say did Disk Utility repairs. Did you boo from the install disk and run Repair Disk from there, as it is not possible to repair a disk you are booted from. Also go into SYstem Preferences > Startup Disk and make sure your boot drive is highlighted.
Yes I booted from the install disk and ran disk repair.
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