Chapter 15. 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 ...