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Mac OS® X Snow Leopard™ Simplified® by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 11. Troubleshooting Mac OS X Problems

Mac OS X Snow Leopard is a solid operating system, and it should give you many years of dependable performance. However, all computers eventually run into problems, and your Mac will likely not be an exception. To help you get through these inevitable rough patches, this chapter offers a few tried-and-true troubleshooting techniques.

Troubleshooting Mac OS X Problems

For example, you begin by learning easy troubleshooting techniques such as how to start your Mac and how to unlock System Preferences. You also learn how to force a crashed application to quit, how to repair a corrupt preferences file, and how to reset your Mac's password. ...

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