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    About this Mac doesn't come up

    I am working on an Intel iMac (last gen, white, not core 2, I don't think) and it has OSX Server. When I click on About this Mac it stalls, nothing happens really and it never comes up. Everything else seems to work normally. Any ideas?

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    Have you tried repairing the permissions with disk utility? It's a good starting point if nothing else.

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    Unplugging the thing for 30 seconds and then plugging it back is a good fix for random problems. Oh and don't forget resetting the PRAM.

    Seriously... a lot of Mac fixes seem to bear little resemblence to what you might expect. Permissions does sound like a likely option though.

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    The permissions repair hangs about 3/4 of the way though. Should it take long? It's a 500GB drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by customh View Post
    The permissions repair hangs about 3/4 of the way though. Should it take long? It's a 500GB drive.
    It's usually pretty quick IIRC. Maybe there's a fault with some of the hardware (perhaps a disk failure)?

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