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What does zapping the pram do exactly, I have heard it mentioned many tiems before and I can't really figure out what it means. So if you could tell me that would be great, thanks!
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It resets certain system preferences back to their default state.
This is what apple says:
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Contents of PRAM

Some Macintosh computers may not have all the settings described below. For Mac OS X information, refer to technical document 86194: "Mac OS X: What Is Stored in PRAM?"
Status of AppleTalk
Serial Port Configuration and Port definition
Alarm clock setting
Application font
Serial printer location
Autokey rate
Autokey delay
Speaker volume
Attention (beep) sound
Double-click time
Caret blink time (insertion point rate)
Mouse scaling (mouse speed)
Startup disk
Menu blink count
Monitor depth
32-bit addressing
Virtual memory
RAM disk
Disk cache
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