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If it won't launch, you can't. Period. Sometimes when an app won't launch, there is a problem with the hard drive. As far as I can tell, you've spent way more time on this iMac than I would have. Its technology is 10 years old. If you want a Mac to just get to know, find a refurbed Mini - Intel based at that. Also, don't worry about OS 9. That is dead tech, too.
I cannot even access my System Profiler. The System Profiler bounces on the dock and quickly disappears. Will have to set a Master Password to access this?
James, please start providing us with some details about the exact steps you take or I will have to bow out. It's always hard to tell if you followed our instructions or not. In this case I recommended to repair permissions but you didn't mention whether you did, you also didn't respond to whether you have a Previous Systems folder. Both factors I have seen cause your problem. Work with us guy, we like to help, but we can't read minds.
#427240 - 05/05/0906:27 PMRe: About This Mac - More Info
Ok well I did repair permissions and I even started up the iMac repairing permissions using First Aid. I still cannot access the More Info tab. I do have a Previous systems folder and deleted most of everything in it except for 2 files I cannot delete: boot.efi and bootX. Will that help? Anything I can do at this point?
To unlock a file, go to the information window on the file, remove the check mark next to the "lock" option. Do that for the folder as well as for the individual files. If they still won't delete, put the previous system folder in the trash. Reboot. Delete.
Don't mess with Filevault at this point--perhaps ever.
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I'm coming in late to the game here, but from what I've read it seems to me that the best thing to do is back up any important USER-CREATED FILES (photos, documents, music, etc.) - then erase the hard drive and install a fresh system.
Trying to troubleshoot a system that has multiple system folders that (if I recall) were installed by someone else is enough to drive you mad.
Just my 2¢
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Is this a true story ? I have been on mac forums for a number of years and never seen a trilogy such as these threads about his iMac. Most posters problems are solved in a very short time. SO I RESPECTFULLY SAY WIPE FIRKIN HARD DRIVE AND FIRKIN INSTALL OS X ! Or give up on raising the dead and realize it's time to get really really real and go to the Apple Store and buy a mac !
I found the music relaxing but my dog went ape sµit. It his her time of the day for walkies and she waits until I have read all my mail which is signaled by my getting a half dozen system beeps as I run out of things to delete.
Had her spinning like a top then the Wilhelm scream finished her off.
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