force quit doesn't work, beach ball hell

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Gary Jaz, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. Gary Jaz

    Gary Jaz Guest

    Using 10.3.4 on a dual 867.

    I have had trouble getting iphoto to quit, even when I do the
    option-apple-escape command. The only way to get it to leave the dock
    is by rebooting. Then iTunes started having the same trouble. After
    rebooting and trying to launch iTunes I get the message that the music
    libary file is locked or that I don't have write permission for the

    So thinking I should run repair permissions, I launched the disk
    utility. But it says its scanning the disk forever (I left and came
    back 3 hours later and still had the beach ball of death). So I can't
    repair permissions with disk utility.

    What could be the problem? Is there another repair permission

    BTW, iphoto launches every time I put in a compact flash card to
    unload my pix, and I never use iPhoto so I wish I could turn this
    automaticity off, but the preferences don't have anything to change.
    Gary Jaz, Jul 5, 2004
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  2. You sure your hard drive is healthy?
    Steven Fisher, Jul 5, 2004
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  3. Try Diskwarrior. It's more useful than Disk Util.
    Open Image Capture/Prefs and see if it will become the
    default app, assuming USB card reader or similar.
    George Williams, Jul 5, 2004
  4. Gary Jaz

    Gary Jaz Guest

    How can I tell if I can't run disk utility?
    Gary Jaz, Jul 5, 2004
  5. Gary Jaz

    Mats Weber Guest

    How can I tell if I can't run disk utility?[/QUOTE]

    Restart, hold Command-S until white text on black background appears.
    When it stops, type

    fsck -fy

    followed by <return>. Repeat 0-2 times until "appears to be OK" is
    displayed. If there are errors that can't be corrected, I suggest
    Mats Weber, Jul 6, 2004
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