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Can anyone tell me what this code means

by byttton / October 21, 2009 1:13 PM PDT

Please Help!!!

My macbook pro had never froze till about a week ago while using safari, then it would freeze when I used two fingers on the track pad, now when I boot up it freezes keyboard and mouse at log in screen so I cant enter password without using USB keyboard. After restart I get the following on console:

Mac OS X Version 10.4.11 (Build 8S2167)
2009-10-21 22:48:47 -0400
2009-10-21 22:48:48.131 loginwindow[64] FSResolveAliasWithMountFlags returned err = -43
2009-10-21 22:48:49.584 HPEventHandler[203]: DebugAssert: Third Party Client: (NULL != m_lock && 0 == errno) Can't create semaphore lock[/Volumes/Development(Build System)/HP/Mac-Fontana/mac-software/components/HPEventHandler/Sources/Core/HPTMNotificationManager.cpp:62]
2009-10-21 22:48:54.357 SystemUIServer[190] lang is:en
Oct 21 22:49:04 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified Computer Name; using default ?Macintosh-001B639FC2ED? instead
Oct 21 22:49:04 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified local hostname; using default ?Macintosh-001B639FC2ED.local? instead

If it helps, I have 10.4.11 2.2GHz Intel core 2 Duo 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM Thanks.

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Archive and install
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 21, 2009 9:54 PM PDT

Looks like some of your system code is corrupt.


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by byttton / October 21, 2009 11:44 PM PDT
In reply to: Archive and install

Thanks, what does that mean or what can I do?

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by Mr. Gregg / October 22, 2009 1:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

First you asked one question, and it was answered. The implication of asking was that you wanted to fix it. But, you didn't ask about that. Now, you've asked what I call a compound question. Unfortunately, you used OR in that construction. You might only get the answer to the first part. Technically, that would answer your inquiry. : )

For the record:
I don't know.
I don't know. (But I'd guess a reinstallation of the OS would fix it.)

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You're welcome,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 22, 2009 2:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

Archive and Install means that you take the OS X installation or Restore disk and reinstall the system using the Archive and Install option (Preserve User Settings)
Your data remains intact.
Or, he says with a nod to Mr. Gregg,
You could just leave it alone and do nothing about it.


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by Mr. Gregg / October 23, 2009 2:06 AM PDT
In reply to: You're welcome,

Do nothing about a computer with a chronic freeze-up problem?

communication, gotta love it...

I thought the "What does that mean?" question was directed at the Message body of your post (corrupt code) not the Subject title (archive and install).

Now I see that the title was the "fix it" answer that was missing from the Message the first time. The graphics here are such that the Subject title is often overlooked, by me anyway, and apparently by others as well. I think that the practice of providing such a "shorthand" answer in the Title instead of writing it out in the Message is not such a good idea.

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 23, 2009 9:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Huh?

The poster asked two questions.

You drew attention to that fact.

You answered both questions with "I don't know"

I answered both questions too.

The OP can either fix it or ignore it.


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Still Not Fixed
by byttton / October 26, 2009 1:22 PM PDT
In reply to: Communication

So, I did a complete erase and install of OS, and still no keyboard or touchpad. I ran other disc/hardware utility software that checks everything out as O.K. ? ?
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