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I have a e mac computer/ problem when i turn it on all it shows is a small file on the middle of the screen and i can't click on or nothing what is wrong is it a virus?

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Is it a file or Folder on the screen?
Are you booting in OS9 or OSX?

Simple answer without knowing the answer to the above questions could be the hard drive is bad. Try rebooting with the install cd's that came with the machine. If you see a disk image it is good if not it is bad. If in Os9 it is a corrupted system folder and that could mean many issues have occurred.

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Time machine on MAC 10.5.8 will not open; error message -43


Hello,
error -43 fnfErr: File not found
Could be many things, we should start with this...
"Try Disk Utility
1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.
2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)
*Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*
3. Click the First Aid tab.
4. Select your Mac OS X volume.
5. Click Repair Disk, (not Repair Permissions). Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106214

Then Repair Disk on the external drive.
Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.
(Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)
If perchance you can't find your install Disc, at least try it from the Safe Boot part onward.

If TM display doesn't even show up, see this...

http://pondini.org/TM/E4.html

And also i share a link to another error issues.
http://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/mac-software/common-mac-error-messages-3502033/

Thanks,
Mac Support

May 25, 2014 | Mac Desktops

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Teach you the easiest way of converting torrent movies to DVD on Mac OS


Nowadays, more and more people like downloading free movies, TV shows or videos from Internet, and torrent becomes the best way to get them, being totally free and without any viruses. People can easily get torrent movies, TV shows or videos with a P2P client such as BitTorrent, uTorrent, Vuze, LimeWire, eMule, Ares, BitComet and FrostWire. But these torrent files free downloaded usually take too much space on your computer. In this circumstance, to burn torrent files to DVD becomes a good way to make eternal storage of them. Besides, you can play torrent movies, TV shows or videos on DVD player freely.
What you need to burn torrent movies to DVD on Mac OS X?
That’s easy to burn torrent to DVD on Mac OSX. Things you need are a Torrent to DVD Converter for Mac and a blank or rewritable disc. For the Torrent to DVD Converter, you can use this Daniusoft DVD Creator for Mac which can help you burn torrent files to DVD on Mac easily. For the disc, either D5 or D9 is OK, depending on your file size.

Below is the step by step guide on how to burn torrent to DVD on Mac OS X
Step 1. Load files
Just click “+” button to import the free torrent files to this program or simply drag and drop them to it. And rearrange the file list by using the up-down arrows.
Tips: You can freely drag and drop the thumbnail to merge or split the video files.
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Step 2. Edit files (Optional)
To personalize your DVD files, you can edit the video files and slideshows as well by clicking “Edit” button. For video files, you can crop the frame size, trim into several clips, append effects, add picture/text watermark and rotate.
Step 3. Create DVD Menu (Optional)
This Mac DVD Creator also allows you to create your own DVD menu with rich selections of DVD menu template. Simply click “Menu” button to select one and set the “Frame”, “Button” and “Text” to customize your DVD menu.
Step 4. Start to burn
After all necessary settings, you need to insert a blank or rewritable disc to your Mac if you want to burn video files on DVD disc. Or you can simply convert torrent movies to DVD folder, .dvdmedia or ISO file on your Mac for later burning.
With the above 4 steps, you can finish burning torrent movies, TV shows or videos to DVD on Mac. And you can play the free torrent files on DVD player freely.

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on May 21, 2010 | Mac Desktops

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How to fix a error 48 with itunes


The message does not indicate that there is an issue with the iPod but that that iTunes was unable to read the iPod software update it uses to restore or update your iPod. You can delete the folder containing the iPod software update files so iTunes can download a new copy of the iPod software update.

Here are the steps to take if you get this message:

Eject iPod and quit iTunes.
Use Disk Utility in Mac OS X or run chkdsk in Windows to verify there are no other issues on your hard drive.
Locate the iPod Software Updates folder:
In Mac OS X, the folder is
/Users/username/Library/iTunes/iPod Software Updates
In Windows Vista, the folder is
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates
In Windows XP and Windows 2000, the folder is
C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates

Note: If you don't see the files in Windows, turn on the Show hidden files option.
Windows Vista: Open Computer and choose Folder and Search Options from the Organize menu.
Windows XP and 2000: Open My Computer and click Folder Options from the Tools menu.
Click the View tab.
In the Advanced Settings pane, select the "Show hidden files and folders" button.
Click OK.
Drag the iPod Software Updates folder to the Trash or Recycle Bin.
Connect iPod and open iTunes. You will need to be connected to the Internet to download the files.

Then restore

on Apr 25, 2010 | Mac Desktops

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Screen freezes when reloading system disc


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Back up any important files already on your G4's hard drive. A factory restore completely wipes the system of all files you've created so, if possible, make sure you have another copy of all your files, images, music, etc.

Connect your G4 to its charger. Restoring the computer is a delicate process that erases and reinstalls the most basic and important files of your system. If the computer runs out of battery before the restoration is complete, files may be damaged or left uninstalled. The result of this varies from having to restart the process completely to permanent dysfunction of your computer. Play it safe. Make sure you have plenty of battery left and the computer is plugged into the wall.

Locate your Mac OS X Install CD/DVD. If you have lost the original disc or never received one (a common problem when purchasing used computers), there are a few options to consider. The first is to ask around; if you have friends or family with a Mac computer they may still have their CD. It would be usable on your computer. If this option fails, look online for a download of the installation CD. Some sites offer installation CDs for all kinds of computers, including the G4.

Insert the install disc into your computer's disk drive. Once visible, click the "Install Mac OS X" button. Follow the on-screen prompts to set up your computer preferences and begin installation.

Select a destination disc for the installation. This is typically the "Macintosh HD" icon. Next, click "Options," and follow the rest of the on-screen prompts/instructions. After this, the software is installed. The computer should reset itself or can be manually reset by holding down the power button twice.

Jul 25, 2012 | Apple iMac G4 Desktop

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When I bought this computer used, it worked fine for a couple months, then I began to notice multi-colored vertical lines on the screen. At first, there were only a couple lines. Then slowly but surely...


sound like you have two different problems the question mark is the computer can't find the hard drive. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px}



Check for a failing hard drive


Trying booting from the Mac OS X install disc.

insert the Mac OS X install disc.

press the start button, while holding down the "C" key on the keyboard


Once you are running from the disc. go to Disk Utilities select the hard drive click the "repair permissions" button at the bottom.


If you get any red errors listed or it doesn't seem to finish repairing the permissions you have a failing hard drive and it will need to be replaced.


The vertical lines is one of two thing a failing LCD module of a failing video card.

Here is how to check which one it is.

connect an external display to it.

if the lines show on the external display is a video card. Unfortunately the video card is attached the logic board and the whole logic board will need to be replaced.


If the lines don't show up on the external display the LCD module will need to be replaced.

Jan 04, 2011 | Apple iMac G5 Desktop

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Why wont my email messages on tagged open when i click on them


Are you using OS X Mail? Single-Clicking email messages will not open them in a new window, but will open them in the integrated viewer, which I believe is hidden by default. Try either showing the integrated message viewer (Click and drag up the grey bar with a dot in the middle, at the bottom of the screen), or double click the message.
Hope that helped!

Jan 03, 2011 | Mac Desktops

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My mac wont turn on.... when i switch it on there is just a blank screen and a little folder in the middle of the screen with a question mark in it and i cant use the mouse or anything, can anyone help me?


When you have that icon on the screen the computer is working but there is no operating system installed on the computer or the OS has been corrupt
What you need to do is reinstall the OS buy inserting you installation disk that came with your mac, reset the computer, and when you hear the charm hold down C until it boots into the disk.

Jul 20, 2009 | Apple Mac Desktops

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When i turn it on it's saying there's no such file directory. It's a dual core processor I tried to switch it from Os9 to Os10 and now it's got a black screen with this on it


Try starting from CD and check hard drive. Sounds like you installed something that may have corrupted something on your hard drive.

Jul 08, 2009 | Apple iMac G4 Desktop

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It sounds like your system is trying to boot from a network.

Insert your installation CD/DVD restart your computer holding down the 'c' key, this will allow it to boot from the CD/DVD, you should be now able to select your start up drive, select it then either follow the prompts or restart again

Nov 21, 2007 | Apple eMac G4 Desktop

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