New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.2 - Repair Permissions problem


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Macauley

 
Member Since: Mar 12, 2005
Posts: 4
Macauley is on a distinguished road

Macauley is offline
I have been having very slow start ups. Twirling ball for a time and desk top takes a long time to show up. Also takes a long time to shut down computer. Running 10.2.8. Have tried to repair permissions but never get to the end of it. It appears to get stuck at the end. Have even left it run over night and can''t get repair permissions to finish. Help?
QUOTE Thanks
XMARLTONX

 
XMARLTONX's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 14, 2007
Location: Marlton, NJ
Posts: 852
XMARLTONX has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: 3.06 iMac i3|12GB|500GB

XMARLTONX is offline
Have you tried using either Onyx or Main Menu? They can both repair disk permissions.
QUOTE Thanks
giulio

 
giulio's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 19, 2007
Location: NY USA
Posts: 1,813
giulio is just really nicegiulio is just really nicegiulio is just really nicegiulio is just really nice
Mac Specs: iMac 5.1 | iMac 7.1 | iPod Touch | iPod Nano

giulio is offline
10.2.8 is over 3.5 years old. I'm not surprised it's not performing nicely.

schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.
QUOTE Thanks
Macauley

 
Member Since: Mar 12, 2005
Posts: 4
Macauley is on a distinguished road

Macauley is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by XMARLTONX View Post
Have you tried using either Onyx or Main Menu? They can both repair disk permissions.
I tried Onyx and also Mac Janitor. The computer worked fine for awhile then I ran permissions again and it still would not go to end and finish, even when let run over night. It is now back to taking a very long time to start up and right now, I haven't been able to get it to start up at all. All I see is the grey apple and the spinning gear.
QUOTE Thanks
MaDDoG

 
MaDDoG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 01, 2007
Location: Oz.....near the Wizards home
Posts: 1,917
MaDDoG is just really niceMaDDoG is just really niceMaDDoG is just really niceMaDDoG is just really nice
Mac Specs: iMac 24' 7 Snow Leopard + Parallels and Win 7 | 30 Gb iPod | Canon EOS 400D

MaDDoG is offline
I think it sounds like time to get rid of lots of stuff that you don't use and to archive files that you want to keep. Clean out cookies and caches etc. Look at uninstalling the most recently installed applications one at a time...one of them maybe interferring somehow. Once you have cleaned up try OnyX or similar again. If that hasn't helped then I would be doinga fresh reinstall from a blank formatted hard drive.

Good Luck.

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain."
MaDDoG's Photo Gallery - http://mcarfa.smugmug.com/
QUOTE Thanks
MacHeadCase
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

To be quite honest, Jaguar (Mac OS X 10.2.x) was very unstable compared to Mac OS X 10.3.x Panther. Why not try to buy off of eBay a full install version of Panther?

I used Jaguar on a G4 iMac and upgraded as soon as Panther came out and never regretted it.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Yogi can't Authenticate! | Upgrading to 9.2 while running OSX »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Hard drive went missing - permissions smurphy1 OS X - Operating System 7 10-28-2006 10:53 PM
Can'y zap Pram, can't repair permissions and more! Manny Pantz OS X - Operating System 6 05-19-2006 09:33 AM
Can you run Tiger and OS 8.6 on the same computer? RE: Repair Permissions sunshine1 OS X - Operating System 2 04-28-2006 04:02 PM
10.4.2 Update available prostuff1 OS X - Operating System 40 08-07-2005 01:49 AM
Permissions issue with Home directory koert OS X - Operating System 8 05-23-2005 03:48 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?