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Hi all,

bei using the fast switching, once The user is swapped, the system is blocking and I can watch the colored ball. This appears with all the users ( we're three to use the machine).
Nothing more is running ( ping from another PC returns a "host is down"!! ) so the system is complitely out! the only thing I can is a brutal power off ( pushing the power on/off more than 5 seconds; you know).

Config: Panther 10.3.8

so if you could help, would be happier!!
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I don't understad, do u mean when you want to switch users, the cube effect just freezes and you get the swirling beach ball cursur?
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Run all the Maintenance scripts and disk utilities repair permissions and try making a new user and see if that is also effected.

You could also try disconnecting all external apps to see if it's effecting things.
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Hi,

I mean, I can switch to another user with no issues ( cube effect works just fine), I get the swirling beach ball cursur when the Desktop and icons etc.. are loaded.
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Does it work when you don't use fast user switching. In other words, log in one at a time?

Have you tried deleting the users and setting them up again?
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By login at once a time, I have no issues.
I also tried the Repair-utility disc application: with no success.
Adding and deleting new user does't work either.
Once I get switched, I have to power-off brutally!!
Should I re-install panther?? I guess yes.
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Should I re-install panther?? I guess yes.
Sounds like a good idea MACTUX.
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No. Try switching off FileVault first. If it is already switched off, then maybe u have to take the extreme step of a reinstall.
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I was told not to set FileVault because it's not really working well...
So it wasn't enabled. I've just re-installed the whole system; backed-up all personal files ( entourage, User-data and so on) into the iPod!! and then moved all from the iPods into the freshed installed system. Great!!

Now I am Happy...
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Thanks for your help anyway!!!
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