fuck my macbook

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i hadn't rebooted in about 2 weeks, so i figured i might as well.
    i reboot, it takes exceptionally long to reboot. it finally boots and is running fine. except that the fans are blowing at 100%. its not running hot, there aren't any processes eating up the processor...

    so i reboot again. this time it just sits at the gray apple screen with the circle spinning, forever. the fans blow at 100%, i can hear the hard drive doing some work, but it never moves from this screen

    i tried resetting the pram. no luck. booted up with my snow leopard disk and ran disk permissions. it barked a ton of errors with flash player, i remember that i recently installed a new flash player a few hours ago. still won't boot

    so, i go to try and reinstall. i wanted to reinstall with the archive and save user information option selected. i did not see that option anywhere so i clicked next

    its installing os x again :squint:
    i think i just hosed my system. damn, its been over a month since i backed up anything on my macbook. we'll see what happens after it completes the install

    moral of the story - back your shit up regularly...don't ever reboot?
     
  2. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    well, it reinstalled without wiping anything out

    but, whenever i open mac mail it freezes eevrything and wants to send an error report

    i think now is a good time to do my backup...then format and reinstall
     
  3. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    opened mac mail a few more times...after the import process, works fine...hmm
     
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    been a few days since my last backup, thanks for the reminder. my system becomes sketchier every day, but it is about 4 years old so... i expect it will crap out very soon
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    fully backed up....bring that shit on :rofl:
     
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    learn your lesson, do a fresh install now :cool:
     
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  8. Devoidarex

    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    My old G4 iBook started acting all sorts of weird for a few weeks. I tried all sorts of software fixes too.

    Turns out the motherboard was cracked.
     

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