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Offline xsphat

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« on: Fri, 02 November 2007, 15:21:33 »
My finder started hanging up really bad when a file has a preview image in the columns version of the finder window. This is the only view I can handle using, by the way. I'll close all the windows and the process viewer still says my finder is at 118%.

Has anyone encountered this before? I am considering zeroing my partition and doing a complete re-install.

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« Reply #1 on: Fri, 02 November 2007, 15:22:24 »
MacBook, 10.4.10, BTW.

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« Reply #2 on: Fri, 02 November 2007, 15:32:07 »
did you check permissions?

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« Reply #3 on: Fri, 02 November 2007, 15:36:24 »
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Has anyone encountered this before? I am considering zeroing my partition and doing a complete re-install.

If you are going to do that, might as well grab a copy of Leopard.   :wink:

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« Reply #4 on: Fri, 02 November 2007, 22:14:49 »
If I start saving now, I should be able to afford Leopard by, wall, never, so that isn't an option right now.

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« Reply #5 on: Sat, 03 November 2007, 00:18:05 »
Can I zero my partition with out "F'ing" the nasty partition?

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« Reply #6 on: Sat, 03 November 2007, 00:31:23 »
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If I start saving now, I should be able to afford Leopard by, wall, never, so that isn't an option right now.

Not that I support this or anything...but get yourself one of the many free bit torrent clients.  I'll let you figure out the rest.  ;)

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« Reply #7 on: Sat, 03 November 2007, 00:54:55 »
I like to pay for Apple stuff. Money is so tight right now, and just all of a sudden, so I can wait until February to buy a copy.

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« Reply #8 on: Fri, 09 November 2007, 21:09:57 »
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« Reply #9 on: Thu, 22 November 2007, 02:30:07 »
To catch you guys up, a little bit ago I had a bunch of heat problems with my MacBook, I took it in and got it checked. They cleaned it and said it was filthy inside. They put it back together and ran a hardware diagnostic and nothing was wrong. I got it back and it worked a lot better but it was still rough around the edges. I ****ed around with Ubuntu a bit and ultimately erased the harddrive and did brand new install of Tiger (still don't have Leopard). Now, after a about a month, I have my computer set up the way I like it again.

My point is this - now my computer runs 60 F degrees cooler! At the time, my 'Book just under a year old, and I normally use it at my desk and don't often take anywhere. If you have an MB or an MBP, get it cleaned at least once a year.

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« Reply #10 on: Thu, 22 November 2007, 02:56:15 »
That's crazy.  I just had my Thinkpad T23 all apart to replace the CPU heatsink/fan that had died.  I KNOW this thing hasn't been apart for at LEAST 3 years...and it was near spotless inside.  

I HOPE my MBP does not require frequent internal cleanings.  That top case is flimsy and I don't think would hold up to being removed often.