Chapter 15. Troubleshooting Your Mac

Troubleshooting Your Mac

Your Mac is a solid machine, 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.

Restart Your Mac 308

Unlock System Preferences 310

Force a Stuck Program to Close 312

Repair a Corrupt Preferences File 314

Reset a Forgotten Password 316

Repair Disk Permissions 318

Repair a Disk 320

Reinstall Mac OS X 322

Restart Your Mac

If a hardware device is having a problem with some system files, it often ...

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