Safari not responding. Won't open at all.

April 1, 2013 at 21:34:28
Specs: Macintosh
I am running OS X 10.5.8 Safari won't open.The icon only bounces in the dock when tried. Says Application not responding. Been like this for about 3 days. I've tried to remove & reinstall safari, to no avail. Had to resort to Firefox. YIKES ..... Help !!!

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#1
September 14, 2013 at 11:16:31
I too have the OS X 10.5.8 and mine keeps crashing very slow to load a page.
Unfortunately you are the same has me your computer needs updating.

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#2
September 14, 2013 at 11:54:24

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#3
September 16, 2013 at 12:46:14
I have looked at your link Grasshopper I am nearly 65 yrs old and I think this is way out of my league. It would be OK if you were standing beside me.
Do you know how to get Energy Saver back,because mine won`t load in System Preferences.

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#4
September 16, 2013 at 14:23:13
Ha Ha MacKing. I'm almost 65 myself. I'll have a look when I'm on my Macbook. Right now I'm using my PC. Do you have a Mac laptop or desktop.

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#5
September 16, 2013 at 15:35:23
You have a corrupt

com.apple.systempreferences.plist

file,

On the desktop click HELP up at the top of the screen. Type in Library. In the results below, click Library/preferences. Scroll down until you see the file com.apple.systempreferences.plist. Click on it and drag it into the trash can, or right click it and choose move to trash.


When you restart the computer it will be recreated. You should then be able to use it again.

Reboot and set your System preferences again.

It's not hard to do no matter what age. Go for it.

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#6
September 18, 2013 at 10:21:14
You are not talking has though you are 65 yrs old. To me you you know what you are doing that`s why I thought you where young.
Also I have found out through going through them all - Desktop&Screensaver,Spotlight,and Desktop Preference Pane will not load has well.
Would that work for the other`s that I mentioned. Sorry to be a pain in the backside,but I am not confident at all. Thanks for taken your time up to answer my problem.
One more thing what`s Reboot. I have a Mac Mini.

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#7
September 18, 2013 at 13:21:45
Hi MacKing. It sounds like your whole system is corrupt. I suggest you do a reinstall of the operating system. Here is the link for instructions on how to do it.

http://www.apple.com/osx/recovery/

Reboot simply means to restart your computer. It's an often misused term for doing what I suggested to you. Reinstalling the operating system. If all else fails, call Apple support. Good Luck to you.


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#8
September 19, 2013 at 14:25:28
I did what you said,but it did not work. So I manually looked for it,and the only thing that came the closest was com.apple/preferences.plist.
I deleted the Automator Application,and it started to happen after that.
I have Photoshop on,what happen`s when you do a reinstall of the operating system.
I have the original Photoshop disc,but then I would after contact Adobe to get it reinstalled again. Thanks for your taking time to help me it`s must appreciated.

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#9
September 19, 2013 at 17:03:58
http://www.ehow.com/how_7540230_rei...

You can try to reinstall automated by following the instructions on this page. If it works, you won't have to reinstall the entire operating system. I'm assuming you have the disks that came with the commuter. If you would have to reinstall the whole system again, and you choose to do a complete reinstall, you will loose Photoshop. If you have the disk, you can install it yourself by popping in the cd and following the onscreen instructions. You don't need to call Adobe. I'm not real familiar with the older operating systems, but there may be an option on the disk to repair the OS instead of reinstalling the whole thing. Good Luck and keep us posted.


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#10
September 20, 2013 at 17:11:01

I am using a Mac Mini off 2007 Mac OS X Version 10.5.8 - 2GB memory.
The reason I am using this I had a Faulty screen on the new iMac,and they were messing me around. In short the Advocate took over,and she got me a full refund off Apple for £1213,and I had the new Photoshop on that.
I have got the new Photoshop disc,but it will not install on this computer.I also have CS3 Adobe Photoshop on this computer
I was going to buy the new Mac Mini,but that`s got a faulty HDMI Port.
A tech guy said I would wait till the next version of the Mac Mini,and that`s what I am doing. I will try what you said,but if it does not work. I will just bide my time till the next version of the Mac Mini. Thanks for putting up with me your help is much appreciated.

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#11
September 21, 2013 at 07:08:24
It's always hard to diagnose a problem when you're not sure what the person has done to the machine. If you have your original disks, jst reinstall the operating system. You have nothing to loose at this point. Good luck to you, and hang in there.

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