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I need help with my macbook!

by Enoch07 / January 26, 2015 5:23 AM PST

Nothing on my MacBook is responding! Things like skype, photo booth, etc don't work properly! When ever I try to save something in a program like audacity, flash, etc, my cursor turns to a spinning beach ball and I have to force quit. I already tried verifying disk permissions and that didn't work. Restarting doesn't work either. Please help give a solution to this! (I'm using OS X Yosemite)

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 5:53 AM PST

1. Try another user account.
2. How much disk space? A friend had forgot to empty the trash.

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Disk space
by Enoch07 / January 26, 2015 8:03 AM PST
In reply to: Ideas.

468GB of disk space

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So that's used or free space?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 8:10 AM PST
In reply to: Disk space

And how about item 1? How did that go?

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I can't
by Enoch07 / January 26, 2015 10:50 AM PST

My current one was setup for me and I have no idea how to make another one.
I'm not familiar with apple

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Here's what I did to learn about making accounts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 11:15 AM PST
In reply to: I can't
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by Enoch07 / January 26, 2015 11:39 AM PST

Free space. And by the way, I noticed the programs work when I boot into safe mode. When I go into safe mode and back to normal mode, the programs work (temporarily). This method does not work anymore but why did it work before? The programs still work in safe mode but not normal mode. And I can't use my wacom tablet in safe boot. Why do the programs work in safe boot but not regular?

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That's easy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 11:45 AM PST
In reply to: Free

Safe mode is noted at so it may not load extensions fro such things that could cause issues and prevent access to your computer.

How goes the other account testing?

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Didn't work
by Enoch07 / January 26, 2015 12:13 PM PST
In reply to: That's easy.

Making another account didn't help. Programs still don't respond

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When you are logged into the "new" account
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 10:20 PM PST
In reply to: Didn't work

go to the System Preferences > Users & Groups and click on the New account.
On the right side of the windows, click on the Login Items.

Write down the list of items you see there.

Now repeat the above by selecting your original account.

Post the two lists here


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by Enoch07 / January 27, 2015 5:47 AM PST

The new account does not have any login items.
The original only has iTunesHelper and Steam.

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Shut down the computer
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 4, 2015 12:53 AM PST
In reply to: Nothing

Now restart and log into the new Admin account.
Make sure it IS the new Admin account and not just the old one, again.

Now what responds and what doesn't


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