Reset PRAM and NVRAM
If that didn’t work, then restart your Mac in Safe Mode. Booting in to Safe Mode will do some limited repairs to the system files. To boot into Safe Mode, turn off your Mac. Turn it back on and immediately hold down the Shift key on your Keyboard. Release the Shift key when you see the gray Apple and progress indicator. Let the Mac boot up to Safe Mode.
Sadly neither thing did anything: all I get is a blue screen
yes it's installing - I'll get back to you in 45 mins or so ...
Well. What that did I'm not sure. No clock. The machine is still recycling to a blue screen. The wireless mouse is disabled. The OS X disc mounts on the desktop and then disappears as the blue screen comes on and off.
Most of them yes. I'm a filmmaker and rely on After Effects but I have the discs to reinstall CS5 if I need too...
We're getting down the drastic end now! Ok tell us what to do next.
Yes! Back to year zero. Now the fun starts putting everything back the way it was!
Yes, more fun than I really wanted. Do I just log out now?
I have a DVD player - I would have noticed that! Hard to check a DVD without it but no iPhoto.
Do have iTunes though.
I have a Mac OSX install DVD and another disc 'Applications Install DVD' I tried installing the second disc but installation failed for an unknown reason perhaps iMovie was on there? Although the icons seemed to be the programs I had already...
I've looked at the optional Install items - iMovie is not there.
I'll have a go but it's not possible at the moment. I'm using an old G5 Mac (don't ask why!) to Email and it doesn't have an airport card so I'd have to shut both machines down and switch the Enet cable over. The iMac is rendering a composition at the moment and will be some time. A friend of mine has a selection of OSX discs and a recent copy of iLife so I could try them but not until tomorrow.
I have a S/H Macbook that has the same problem, I thought for a moment that I'd used the wrong disc on the clean install but no the iMac is 10.6.4 and the Macbook is 10.6.3. iLife wouldn't install iMovie on the Macbook! (Not that I care! I can get by capturing video with Premier Pro)
No I didn't get iPhoto, iDVD, or iMovie with the MacBook and iLife failed to install them for an 'unknown reason'
No it still doesn't go to the current time if you drag to the composition window. Alt, click, In does move it to the current time but that makes composing a time lapse sequence even more laborious.
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Macbook 2.1, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.16 GHz, L2 cache 4MB, Bus Speed 667 MHz.
No time to do anything else today!
Get back to you later...