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    HELP. Black Screen/Blinking but inactive cursor Starting From Windows Install Disc

    First off, please do not say anything about how old the hardware and software is. I have been using this all successfully for years and this has never happened. Do not tell me about upgrading, I have software and plugins that I need which I have attempted to bring forward in time and I can't...
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    a tale of escalating hardware issues.

    "Correlation does not equal causality." as a friend of mine in IT recently said. so here's my tale of various issues and the sad current state, and perhaps someone can offer WHY and also IF my beloved black box can (or even should) be repaired. *see my sig for specs* it began when i got it...
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    problems restarting Black Macbook (10.5.8)

    yes, you're correct that I have audio hijack pro, but I haven't reinstalled any new versions. I will check all such apps and see if I can do without them. for now things are generally ok except for one new glitch . perhaps a key is constantly depressed or something, but I am having spinning...
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    problems restarting Black Macbook (10.5.8)

    there's still a bit of a lag on things like email and browser (spinning rainbow). but yes, i want to know what the hell happened. by the way, i DID install the 2012-003 anti-flashback update while in safe mode. ok this seems to be the last time after i reinstalled the system and then...
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    problems restarting Black Macbook (10.5.8)

    ok. just like before, I am able to boot in Safe Mode. made it to the desktop. now I can describe the exact issue I'm having with the duplicates. The folder(s) I apparently use most often, which have aliases in the left menu, are under MY username. they exist at computername / HDname / Users /...
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    problems restarting Black Macbook (10.5.8)

    ok. so i reinstalled OS 10.5.2 off the original disks using archive&install. everything went smoothly, the computer gave me two gongs and made it to the desktop with all my files and settings intact. lovely! but of course, i was back in 10.5.2. so i immediately checked for software updates and...
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    problems restarting Black Macbook (10.5.8)

    thanks! i think actually already ran "repair disk" but not from the install disk. will do that first. i'm not really sure about your alias idea. when i did a search on the whole computer for a file i KNOW is there inside that folder, it did not find it. and it is not in the version of the...
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    problems restarting Black Macbook (10.5.8)

    thanks for the advice. tekserve did not reinstall OSX, and the dual versions (depending on how i looked at them) were that way long before this issue. they are not my system files, they are document files. for example, let's say i have a shortcut folder on the left called "WORK". if i click on...
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    problems restarting Black Macbook (10.5.8)

    i got a new optical drive about a month ago, tried installing it myself following instructions but messed up in reassembly - HD not recognized. so i took it to tekserve, they did it right, and all was supposedly good. then last week i had two restarts getting the circle/slash after the apple. i...
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    Sound/Main Output very Trebly/Bassy...in OSX but not XP!?

    yes, thanks, i read the thread. as it turns out, the problem DOES go away if you go to Hear's menu and say "uninstall". as i suspected, even though the installation is a drag-and-drop, upon restarting the computer the app itself creates/installs two other small files buried deep in the...
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    Sound/Main Output very Trebly/Bassy...in OSX but not XP!?

    ok, i did another search online and found this thread, which addresses the problem. apparently i'm not the first to experience this same problem or have trouble with a solution. wish i'd found this thread in my initial search before posting here. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=469353
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    Sound/Main Output very Trebly/Bassy...in OSX but not XP!?

    hi, thanks for the replies, but perhaps you guys missed the phrase "so i deleted the program". there is no "uninstall" because as i said, the "install" was simply "drag the app into your applications folder". there is nothing in my startup items folder, and nothing anywhere on my drive with the...
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    Sound/Main Output very Trebly/Bassy...in OSX but not XP!?

    something seems to have changed lately in my main output on my mac (see my sig below for my specs). i realize that a stereo mini to RCA cable plugged into a home stereo amp isn't going to deliver pristine sound, but it never sounded this awful before. most noticeable is the extreme high end or...
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    considering upgrading macbook to 6GB RAM

    ...it's a year later and i still haven't upgraded due to money factors. starting to work on HD video so thinking of more RAM again. my new question may seem silly, but...will 6GB (instead of the 4GB i have) also increase performance when booting from windows? i ditched parallels for bootcamp...
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    No external Monitor signal after Boot Camp Update

    I've recently done Boot Camp and gotten pretty much everything running. I'm on a laptop which I plug into a big old ViewSonic monitor. It's set up to be a mirror on the Mac side, and was doing the same thing in Windows until the Most recent Boot Camp update download from Apple Software update...
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    No internet with Boot Camp

    my internet connection problem was solved when i finished updating the drivers with the OSX installation disk.
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    Can I download/install Boot Camp separately?

    A friend found the following solution on the apple forums, and it worked: Boot Camp package is on the Leopard Installation CD - just put the Install Disc 1 in, then in Finder, to to Go -> Go To Folder... and put /Volumes/Mac OS X Install Disc 1/System/Installation/Packages in the...
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    Can I download/install Boot Camp separately?

    i have that, so i tried it. if i use the "open apple install packages" button, it pulls up another window that wants me to select disk 1 but won't go away even after i select and say OK. if i use the regular "open package" button, the only package i can work with is the "install bundled...
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    Can I download/install Boot Camp separately?

    i'm running OS 10.5.2 for reasons of compatibility with necessary music software and hardware. i was using parallels but am going to switch to boot camp. one big problem: i don't see it on my drive. i'm guessing i stupidly deleted it thinking i'd never need it. i was hoping there was a way...
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    Music Software Latency: Parallels VS. Boot Camp

    i've been running Parallels Desktop for mac 3.0 for over a year now, and it's been adequate, though it sometimes stutters a bit. usually rebooting the app solves it. Today I picked a couple of USB MIDI controllers relatively cheap, thinking I could do some real-time playing in the Windows...
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