Thread: Generic Mac troubleshooting
08-12-2007, 07:03 PM #1
Generic Mac troubleshooting
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- May 27, 2007
I've found that in Windows you can solve a very large number of problems by either a) closing the troublesome program via the task manager. b)restarting. or c)restarting in safe mode and then restarting normally.
Is there any Mac equivalent to these all-purpose troubleshooting methods?
08-12-2007, 07:11 PM #2
You are illustrating a), b), and c) reasons to switch to Mac.
a) it is very rare, but I suppose that the closest resemblance to that scenario is force quitting a application (command-option-escape brings up the force quit menu). I have to use it for Safari once in a while.
b) again, quite rare. I usually do it only as a precaution. I think that I have had only two or three kernel panics in the almost 6 years on my current Mac.
c) I don't know of a way to perform a "driver limited" startup on OS X, but I'm definitely not the top guru around here.
08-12-2007, 08:46 PM #3
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- Apr 19, 2007
- 20" iMac Core 2 Duo 2.16Ghz, 500GB HDD, 1GB RAM, 128MB ATI Radeon X1600
to Safe Boot, you hold Shift whilst booting.
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