Gray Screen (freezed) During Disk Utility Check Permission

saxbarone

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Hi all,
I run disk utility in order to check file permission and my ibook freezes.
I did it becouse I have a process (kextcache) that never stops, sucks 80% of CPU and fills the rest of my disk (2,5 GB available).
I need to kill it every time I reboot the system.
Could you help me? Thanks
Salvatore

PS: My system is an iBook 12", 1GHz, 256 MB RAM, Panther 10.3.9 with all software upgraded.
 

barhar

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'I run disk utility in order to check file permission and my ibook freezes ... becouse I have a process (kextcache) that never stops, sucks 80% of CPU', checking / reparing a file's permission has nothing to do with, respect to repairing, a possible damaged / corrupt file.

'... and fills the rest of my disk (2,5 GB available).', what fills the rest of the hard disk drive? - name the specific file and its actual size. Are you stating that the (unknown name) file increases in size with each reboot? - if so, by what amount.

'I need to kill it every time I reboot the system ... Could you help me?', a possible solution - (after killing 'kextcache') go to the '/System/Library/' folder; locate, trash (you will need to fill in the respective 'Authenticate' window's password) and delete (empty the trash) the 'Extensions.kextcache' (~ 204 KB) and 'Extensions.mkext' (~ 4.8 MB) files; then, restart (reboot) your Mac.

Reply with your observations.
 
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