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    Need help on deciding my reinstall

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    Need help on deciding my reinstall
    I've been having some issues lately and I decided to just reinstall Mac OS X. My question is in order to fix my issue's do I just reinstall Mac OS X or do I have to set it back to factory settings?

    Thanks

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    Need help on deciding my reinstall
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    Why don't you tell us what issues you're having? Reinstalling OS X should be the very last resort and usually it's not necessary to reinstall in order to solve problems.

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    Need help on deciding my reinstall

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    I can't delete some files and I keep getting error 8003 even though I've tried all solutions. Never used time machine before. Nothing is appearing in my 'today' or 'yesterday' folders and now when ever I turn it on it asks for a password even though I never changed anything to ask for that and it never did it before.

    Also did the disk utility repairs as well.

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    Need help on deciding my reinstall

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    matt9013,
    you tried Onyx and it didn't work?

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    Need help on deciding my reinstall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini_mi View Post
    matt9013,
    you tried Onyx and it didn't work?
    Thanks Onyx worked for the trash problem.

    I still don't have anything under my 'today' or 'yesterday' folders though and it takes forever to turn on after turning my Macbook off. Over 5 mins I'd say when before it was super fast.

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    YTou say did Disk Utility repairs. Did you boo from the install disk and run Repair Disk from there, as it is not possible to repair a disk you are booted from. Also go into SYstem Preferences > Startup Disk and make sure your boot drive is highlighted.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Need help on deciding my reinstall

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    YTou say did Disk Utility repairs. Did you boo from the install disk and run Repair Disk from there, as it is not possible to repair a disk you are booted from. Also go into SYstem Preferences > Startup Disk and make sure your boot drive is highlighted.
    Yes I booted from the install disk and ran disk repair.

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