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OS error message

by desktopwarrior / December 13, 2010 3:56 AM PST

Hello,
on startup (OS 10.6, MacBook Pro, latest model), which has previously been fine, I get this message:

Insecure Startup Item disabled.
"/Library/StartupItems/StartupParameters.plist" has not been started
because it does not have the proper security settings.

Everything seems to run except for Parallels and Photoshop elements, which complain they are missing startup items.

Anyone know what I could do? I've tried all the usual things, restarting each time, still the same message:

1 Ran Disk Verify - identified problems -ran Disk Repair, said disk repaired okay.
2 Repaired permissions _ 1st time , a long list, ran again, clear.
3 Reinstalled the OS from the installation disk
4 Repeated 1 and 2
5 Downloaded and installed large OS 10 software update.
6 Checked the permissions on the system folders, ie Library: System: r/w, Admin r/w, Everyone, read.

But I still get the same message. Any ideas? help would be much appreciated.

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Take a look in your account settings,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 13, 2010 7:48 AM PST
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specifically the Startup item.

Any missing that you are aware of?

Any in there but not checked?

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by desktopwarrior / December 13, 2010 5:13 PM PST

Thanks for the suggestion, none missing that I can see. My top suspect was /Library/Startupitems/ , but the read/write permissions seem okay - system rw, wheel r only, everyone r only

cheers
suzanne

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Is there a Repair option
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 13, 2010 8:50 PM PST
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in the installer of PhotoShop?

If so, run it and see if that cures the PS startup problem.


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by desktopwarrior / December 13, 2010 10:41 PM PST

Good idea, thanks! I'll try that too, and try re-install Elements I guess. Trouble is both Elements and Parallels are fussy about product codes, Windows copies etc. so reinstall tends to be a last resort.

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