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    Thanks for the suggestion but that doesn't answer...

    Thanks for the suggestion but that doesn't answer the question. Everything is downloaded via App Store so should be verified automatically but that just doesn't work. All the info does on that link...
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    Error installing ANY OS on ANY Mac!

    It's been a while since I posted in here, so you know that I've either got nothing to do or I've got a major problem on a Saturday night. As the former doesn't happen these days, it has to be the...
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    Took out both sticks of ram, put in one of mine....

    Took out both sticks of ram, put in one of mine. Done.
    Safe mode. Done.
    SU mode. Done.
    Verbose mode. Done
    SATA disconnected. Done.

    Everything done that I can think of and more that I'd never...
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    Not sure that helps me a great deal... I've done...

    Not sure that helps me a great deal... I've done the latest EFI update - the only one that's possible to download for this Mac and no difference there either.
    I'm being forced into concluding that...
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    Reinstalling Yosemite, or Lion, on the internal...

    Reinstalling Yosemite, or Lion, on the internal drive without anything plugged in at all makes no difference. The ONLY thing that has changed right now is that the kernel warning noted above has...
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    The only thing remaining connected on the...

    The only thing remaining connected on the external boot drive shutdown was the drive itself but unplugging that the moment the power was cut still resulted in a reboot.
    The only way that I can stop...
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    Nasty mid-2011 27" iMac reboots on shutdown

    Every time I shut it down, 10 seconds later it boots up again. The console tells me that the shutdown command is telling it to reboot!
    It doesn't matter whether I'm booting off an internal drive or...
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    Sticky: Given the hundreds of Macs that I get to see and...

    Given the hundreds of Macs that I get to see and have to deal with, DW is an absolute must. I would either go broke through not being able to get through the work or have to be way more expensive if...
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    Well that usually equates to $$$ here making...

    Well that usually equates to $$$ here making it very expensive to resolve, which is why we do the replacement GPUs instead. If I could get logic boards replaced by Apple for $350 = 230 I'd do...
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    Only whoever has the Mac can tell what the...

    Only whoever has the Mac can tell what the problem is. I've done loads of them in the 4 months since the last post.
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    Well, I did what I said I would do, installed...

    Well, I did what I said I would do, installed 9.2.1 into a 533 G4, updated it to 9.2.2, swapped the MacOS Rom file and that all worked nicely, but it's a longwinded way of doing a clean install. So...
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    9.2.2 for 867 DP MDD

    Hi there, I have great need of a disk image for the 9.2.2 install for the 867 DP MDD.
    One of my clients is running an old but very good drum scanner and the OS is giving problems.
    The difficulty is...
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    Of course - the only things in life that are...

    Of course - the only things in life that are certain are death and taxes... just not interested in it being mine! :p
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    Well, that all depends on who is doing the...

    Well, that all depends on who is doing the investigating.

    Funny how this is a 2 year old resurrection, but in the last year I must have taken care of at least 20 GPU failures - 4 in the last two...
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    No idea about the windows version, but this one...

    No idea about the windows version, but this one was a dog.
    I've used Data Rescue and File Salvage on a regular basis but the claims of r-Tools made it out to be so superior that I had to give it a...
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    I wrote to r-tools about the software, politely,...

    I wrote to r-tools about the software, politely,


    I received this response:


    Unfortunately that simply means "We don't care, we've got your money and that's all that counts!"

    I, for one,...
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    I downloaded and ran R-Studio and I have to say...

    I downloaded and ran R-Studio and I have to say that it was a total failure.
    I couldn't complete the operation as after two days it was still chugging away trying to tell me that I had Word docs of...
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    I've just finished running EaseUS Data Recovery...

    I've just finished running EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and that is total rubbish.
    I've already recovered over 600gb of files using File Salvage yet EaseUS has managed only to find 1.2gb! I won't be...
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    I agree with you. I've been using Quark since 91...

    I agree with you. I've been using Quark since 91 with Quark 3, I use it for just about everything except spreadsheets and databases. For many years, for simple things I'd use Claris Works and later...
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    Accidental reformat nightmare!

    Client thought it would be a good idea to reformat his master external back drive from NTFS to HFS and didn't realise he was going to scrub his data!
    Now it's MY problem.

    I've run Data Rescue and...
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    Quark 7 definitely will not run on 10.9 You may...

    Quark 7 definitely will not run on 10.9
    You may find the info you need here: http://forums.quark.com/t/21811.aspx
    I'm using Q9 on Mavericks, no problem. Doubt that I'll upgrade to 10 though.
  22. Thread: Prefs probs!

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    Yeah, I do that as well!

    Yeah, I do that as well!
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    That's a possibility. I can make a phone call and...

    That's a possibility. I can make a phone call and talk him through trashing it. Worth a go tomorrow. I'll let you know what happens.
    Thanks for all of your efforts on this awkward little puzzle.
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    Pretty much did that already. The only difference...

    Pretty much did that already. The only difference was that I didn't create the new prefs folder.
    When I changed the mouse and keyboard prefs nothing changed in the existing one... odd, because if it...
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    How did you get to see the strings? I tried to...

    How did you get to see the strings?
    I tried to open the plist with textedit and there was nothing much in it.
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