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My iphoto 6.0.6 is acting strangely of late. When viewing the thumbnails & clicking the picture I want to appear in the lower window pane sometimes the picture is not there. There is only this gray area with an explanation mark in the center with a border that looks like perforations with rounded corners. This is becoming more prevalent lately with some of my later pictures although not all of them, what’s going on? Sometimes we get a message to optimize iphoto and rebuild the thumbnails, is this what will correct our problem. It is extremely frustrating to not be able to view, correct, export my pictures. Help!
Good morning Terry,
Jacob’s currently wearing many hats here at PowerMax, so I thought that I may be able to address your question.
iPhoto creates thumbnail images of your original photographs, to improve handling performance. It’s possible, that these thumbnails are becoming corrupted over time, causing them not to display properly. Have you checked the original images, to make sure they are not corrupted as well? If the original images are intact, then rebuilding the thumbnails would be beneficial. Are you noticing any other anomalous behavior from this machine as well? You may want to run disk utility, and verify the status of the drive as well. Should you run into questions, I can be reached at 888-769-7629, ext 202.
Safari has been quitting on me and iChat has been having some trouble staying connected. Any reason why this would happen?
I have an Athlon XP1700+ based PC, Elite ECS K7S5A PRO motherboard, currently running Win98SE. I now find our niece is getting a MacBook through her high school, and since I am about the only relative she has that is somewhat computer fluent, I would like to find a way to, say, dual-boot between 98 and some version of MacOS that will run on the same machine…any ideas? I haven’t been able to find a definitive answer anywhere…
New hardware is just too expensive…
Getting a Dual boot system out of that hardware will not be possible. The Mac OS needs to run on Apple hardware or the brave can attempt to build a “Hackintosh” but you need to have a system with a compatible Intel based processor.
Even If you were to buy a Mac to run the Mac OS and Windows on the same system, you would have to run Windows XP SP2 or higher alongside the Mac OS. Hope that helps answer your question, new hardware and Windows software is the only way to dual boot.
How do I back up iWork, iLife and Microsoft Office?
I have a computer with iWork, iLife, and Office 2004 (all old versions on Tiger). I will soon either reformat my hard drive or get a new one. How do I make sure that I have all the license files, since it’s been a while and I don’t have license keys any more.
The iLife applications do not have a registration or activation key. Microsoft Office applications store a copy of the activation key in the supporting files so you can get both of those file groups by copying the Office folder and the iLife applications from the Applications Folder. You will also need to Copy iWork applications but you need one aditional file for that to work. Copy this file to your backup media (Macintosh HD/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iWork06.plist ) and then move it back to your drive after the reinstall.
The best way to get this done would be to buy a new hard drive and then use Apple’s Migration Assistant to grab all you applications and files from the old hard drive. Migration Assistant is part of OS X 10.4 or higher.
Hope this helps