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    Can't get past grey screen + weird cursor corruption

    a few months ago my Macbook Pro (2.16ghz intel core duo purchased in 2006) froze completely giving the spinning rainbow cursor. The cursor also showed a small rectangular box of faint blue horizontal lines behind it, which moved when the cursor moved. It would not go away at all, even when...
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    My computer is slow and I'd like thoughts on why!

    Anyone got any ideas why the memory doesn't even seem to be recognised after installation? This is what I purchased: http://www.macupgrades.co.uk/store/product_info.php?products_id=94 It seems to be the correct type, so I'm confused! EDIT: Nevermind... I just needed to reseat it. It' being...
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    My computer is slow and I'd like thoughts on why!

    Ah I thought so. Thanks for clearing that up. Really should have upgraded years ago so I'd know all this by now! As long as there's a decent amount of improvement so I don't have to sit there waiting for the spinning rainbow annoyance to go away I'll be happy enough.
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    My computer is slow and I'd like thoughts on why!

    Ahh okay, that's good to know. Thanks! I think I might still have some thermal paste from the last time I opened 'er up to take out the hard drive to have my friend run disk warrior on it (long story but I just couldn't boot up from the hard drive). I think I'll just try the simple way first and...
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    My computer is slow and I'd like thoughts on why!

    Just received an email from the website after I asked them what the deal was and they're still saying their site is correct! I was going to try to get it refunded but I can't really afford more RAM anyway so hopefully it will be fast enough. Thanks for all your replies guys, wish me speed! lol
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    My computer is slow and I'd like thoughts on why!

    Well the website I purchased it from is what told me that was the most it would take. Hmm, that sucks.... Well hopefully it will still run at a significantly better pace, my main concern is really just with stopping the ridiculously slow lags and making Photoshop run more smoothly so I can draw...
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    My computer is slow and I'd like thoughts on why!

    Well I have just over 18GB free out of 80. It has been slow since I installed Tiger, just not quite as noticable. Unless I've just gotten more and more impatient with it (which may be the case). I ordered 512MB of RAM last night as that's the most my iMac will take so hopefully that should fix...
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    My computer is slow and I'd like thoughts on why!

    Thank you, I thought that was probably it, but wasn't positive since it has only gotten this bad in the past month or so. I shall get to upgrading!
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    My computer is slow and I'd like thoughts on why!

    I really apologise if this topic is too vague or something, but this problem has been bugging me for so long and I want to fix it! I'm currently running Tiger on an iMac g4 that I think was purchased around 6 years ago, if my memory serves me correctly. The problem is that generally if I...
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    Random Odd Text/Font Problems...

    So does anyone have any explanation why my computer suddenly and randomly (I had not installed or updated any software) decided that some of my fonts are missing? I noticed it when I started up Adium, all the fonts on my contact list and messages had been reset to a plain, large text. I was...
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    FAT32 External Partition Won't Mount

    Okay, I'll try backing up and reformatting in FAT32 first, see if that gives me any problems. Thanks, if I find anything else I'll post back here though because I saw that there were a few other people will not dissimilar problems who had not found a solution either.
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    FAT32 External Partition Won't Mount

    So you mean the only solution is to reformat the whole drive thus erasing everything and having to back it up first? I can do that.. I was just hoping I could find a less time consuming method.
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    FAT32 External Partition Won't Mount

    Recently I purchased a LaCie 500GB external hard drive (http://www.lacie.com/uk/products/product.htm?pid=10651). When I first connected it to my computer I was still running Jaguar, and it would not mount. It showed up in disk utility but wouldn't mount from there either. I assumed this was just...
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    Tiger Update Problem - Computer Freezes on OS X Load Screen

    I'm going to ask a friend if they'll send me a copy of the disk and hopefully it will work. I got my external hd working, the booklet claimed it needed no etting up or installing but didn't mention having to partition the hard drive to be able to actually mount it.
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    Tiger Update Problem - Computer Freezes on OS X Load Screen

    Okay so I had a little more time to google the keyboard commands, and managed to get the disk tray ejected, and reinstalled the system from the cd. The only trouble being that I couldn't find the Tiger cd at first, so I had to use the 10.2.3 cd I got when I first bought my computer. It...
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    Tiger Update Problem - Computer Freezes on OS X Load Screen

    Last night I tried installing iTunes and the laest Tiger update through Software Update. When the Tiger update started, the computer seemed to freeze and I got the rainbow spinning ball cursor. Well, being the impatient idiot that I am, I force quit Software Update and planned to do it again...
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    Freezing for no apparent reason + question about force quitting

    I just found a way to escape from it without having to force quit! So anyone with the same problem, all you need to do is press command+alt+escape to bring up the force quit window, and then if you actually try clicking on stuff without force quitting anything, it should work. So then you just...
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    Freezing for no apparent reason + question about force quitting

    It says that my S.M.A.R.T. status is Verified. Hmm, that seems a bit daunting but I'll give it a try, although it says it would only be needed if I'm having start-up problems etc. Hmm, it hasn't been happening too much lately, but if it keeps doing it I'll have to try something because I don't...
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    Bugs on my screen? :\

    Lol Well I don;t know.. They could be dust mites or something, I dont think they are anywhere else around the computer, there aren't any crumbs and it's not like the screen is close to anything else or its difficult to find crumbs since it's an iMac g4. Hmmm .... I do get finger smudges...
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    Bugs on my screen? :\

    This is probably the wrong section to put this, but I didn't know where else it could go. So okay, short but sweet- Any ideas why there are sometimes tiny little crawling things going across my computer screen? Like actual living things....
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