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    Launch Failure

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    I installed a copy of Drive Genius on my mac osx, but never used it so deleted the app. But now when I turn on the mac I get this error message..

    Launch Failure

    The main Drive Genius application could not be
    found. Please copy the application from the drive
    Genius install DVD to your local disk.


    I do not have a install disk for this software, so unable to do as it says. Did I not uninstall it correctly? and how can I get rid of this problem/error message?

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    System Prefs > Accounts > Login Items to see if it's nestling in there. If so, remove it, reboot, and see if the problem persists.

    Second option. Use Cmd-F (Finder) from Desktop, and search using the keyword(s) Drive or Drive Genius and see what's found. You can move any items located to Trash (select > Cmd-Delete) and delete them later.
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    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

    I'm leaving now to go and find myself. If I should return before I get back, please ask me to wait.

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    Thanks for your reply.

    I didnt have much joy though. Drive genius is not listed in the Login Items, and I cant find any drive genius files by searching in the finder, anything else anybody can think of?

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    Open your Finder and navigate to the following:

    MacIntosh HD/Library/LaunchAgents/

    MacIntosh HD/Library/LaunchDaemons/

    If it's in either place or both, delete the folder or files.

    Regards.

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    Launch Failure

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    problem solved
    Thank you for the easy solution to the Drive Genius "launch failure" message upon start up...... I appreciate your posting

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    Hi guys,

    I have read through these helps and tried all. Nothing is left with which relates to drive genius and still I get this message. Can you help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee.perrin View Post
    Hi guys,

    I have read through these helps and tried all. Nothing is left with which relates to drive genius and still I get this message. Can you help?
    I am in the same situation here folks. Only thing left is to reformat my HD unless someone can help!

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    Smile How to remove the 'Launch Failure' warning
    The easiest way to remove the 'Launch Failure' warning after having uninstalled the program is to go to the Prosoft download page at Prosofteng.com/downloads. Then:
    1. Download the trial version of Drive Genius 3 (to uninstall it again)
    2. Install it
    3. When Drive Genius is running, go to the tool bar at the top of your screen and select uninstall
    4. When the uninstall dialogue box appears select 'uninstall all'
    5. After uninstalling, log out of your Apple user profile or just reboot*


    When you reboot, the warning won't appear. I just did this after a week of lazily ignoring the warning.

    *Note: I logged out, logged back in and then rebooted, for good measure, but that probably isn't necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Poole View Post
    The easiest way to remove the 'Launch Failure' warning after having uninstalled the program is to go to the Prosoft download page at Prosofteng.com/downloads. Then:
    1. Download the trial version of Drive Genius 3 (to uninstall it again)
    2. Install it
    3. When Drive Genius is running, go to the tool bar at the top of your screen and select uninstall
    4. When the uninstall dialogue box appears select 'uninstall all'
    5. After uninstalling, log out of your Apple user profile or just reboot*


    When you reboot, the warning won't appear. I just did this after a week of lazily ignoring the warning.

    *Note: I logged out, logged back in and then rebooted, for good measure, but that probably isn't necessary.
    holy crap. your one week = my year plus of dealing with this. so words cannot explain how grateful I am of you for posting this. I was legitimately going to reformat my computer one of these days to rid myself of that stupid error.

    again, thank you thank you!!

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    All sorted out now!
    Quote Originally Posted by maintreqd View Post
    holy crap. your one week = my year plus of dealing with this. so words cannot explain how grateful I am of you for posting this. I was legitimately going to reformat my computer one of these days to rid myself of that stupid error.

    again, thank you thank you!!
    Hi, no problem. Happy to help.

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    A simple solution with a bit of shell
    As a switcher from command line OS, it may be easier to me.
    As state above, the offending file is in this directory :

    Mac_HD/Library/LaunchAgents

    For some reasons (simplicity ?) this folder may appear blank in the Finder
    Open a terminal windows (I use iTerm wich is great) and type these commands :

    cd /Library/LaunchAgents
    ls -l

    You should see this file (at least) :

    com.prosofteng.DGMonitor.plist

    Remove it (type: rm com.prosofteng.DGMonitor.plist) , this will solve your problem.

    Hope this help !

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    Launch Failure

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    drive genius failure launch
    I tried this one and it worked: MacIntosh HD/Library/application support/

    you should find the drive genius folder there

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    I had the similar problem and did not locate the plist in the Launch folders. Wondering if they were someplace else, and before seeing the post by dhalia1930, I did a locate.

    To do so go to Terminal (I tried using Finder but it would not show the file or folder) and type (or copy and paste) the following command:

    Code:
    locate com.prosofteng.DGMonitor.plist
    I found the same folder that dhalia1930 noted and then deleted it.

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