[X4U] Problems after re-install of OS

Mark Des Cotes mark at astroprinting.com
Tue Dec 21 11:04:04 PST 2004

I got Preferential Treatment like you suggested, It keeps telling me 
that my account isn't an administrative account and that I won't be 
able to check some files. I know darn well that it is an administrative 
account. This tells me that I definitely have a problem with my main 
User account. I just don't know what to do about it.

Mark Des Cotes
Systems Manager/Graphic Designer

Astro Printing Service (Cornwall) Ltd.
3308 Second Street East
Cornwall Ontario Canada  K6H 6J8
T (613) 932-9281 Ext 106,  F (613) 932-1052

On Dec 21, 2004, at 1:06 PM, John Baltutis wrote:

> On 12/20/04, Mark Des Cotes <mark at astroprinting.com> wrote:
>> I've been having problems lately with OS 10.3.6. (Apps not allowing me
>> to quit them. Computer refusing to Restart or Shutdown, Finder often
>> freezing.) So this morning I did an Archive and install of the OS.
>> After doing so I tried to run Software update but most of the updates
>> wouldn't work. I'd get a message saying Software update couldn't
>> connect to the server in order to download the updates. This wouldn't
>> be for all of them, iChat updated fine, some security updates worked
>> some didn't. I had 6 updates that no matter what I did  wouldn't
>> connect to the server. So I switched to another user account and the
>> updates ran fine.
> That indicates problems with the original user account. Most likely 
> corrupt
> prefs. Get Preferential Treatment and check them out.
>> Also, this is my first time re-installing OSX, what files from
>> "previous system" should I be moving over to my new system?
> That's a tough one. You'll just have to check things in the /Library 
> and
> /Previous System/System 1/Library for application specific 
> files--usually
> in Application Enhancers and Support and Input Managers; otherwise, 
> you'll
> have to reinstall the apps which put stuff in there. The other place 
> is in
> ~/Library/Prefs--sort of like what you had to do in OS 9 with CPs and
> extensions, after a clean install.
> Good luck
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