Re: Serious problem

2019-08-16 Thread Neil Houghton
! Cheers Neil -- Neil R. Houghton Albany, Western Australia Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 Email: n...@possumology.com From: on behalf of Patricia Scott Reply-To: WAMUG Date: Friday, 16 August 2019 at 18:31 To: WAMUG Subject: Re: Serious problem Hi,Neil, I just spent several hours

Re: Serious problem

2019-08-16 Thread Patricia Scott
list ourselves and, at least for > me, my ageing brain probably needs the challenge ;o) > > > Cheers > > > Neil > -- > Neil R. Houghton > Albany, Western Australia > Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 > Email: n...@possumology.com > > > From: on behalf

Re: Serious problem

2019-08-16 Thread Neil Houghton
R. Houghton Albany, Western Australia Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 Email: n...@possumology.com From: on behalf of Patricia Scott Reply-To: WAMUG Date: Friday, 16 August 2019 at 12:27 To: WAMUG Subject: Re: Serious problem Hi, Neil, I have now tried the diagnostics test as you

Re: Serious problem

2019-08-15 Thread Patricia Scott
From: on behalf of Patricia > Scott > Reply-To: WAMUG > Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019 at 15:47 > To: WAMUG > Subject: Re: Serious problem > > Hi, Neil, > > The simple constraint is that the only items showing on the monitor are the > Apple and the progres

Re: Serious problem

2019-08-15 Thread Neil Houghton
: Re: Serious problem Hi, Neil, The simple constraint is that the only items showing on the monitor are the Apple and the progress bar — absolutely nothing to click or see. At least, it is rigorously protecting the computer. I just now have written to Daniel. Again, thanks — WAMUG

Re: Serious problem

2019-08-15 Thread Patricia Scott
> > Cheers > > > Neil > -- > Neil R. Houghton > Albany, Western Australia > Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 > Email: n...@possumology.com > > > From: on behalf of Patricia > Scott > Reply-To: WAMUG > Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019 at 13:58 > T

Re: Serious problem

2019-08-15 Thread Neil Houghton
: on behalf of Patricia Scott Reply-To: WAMUG Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019 at 13:58 To: WAMUG Subject: Re: Serious problem Hi, Neil, Thank you for this information, it’s a good thing to know. I tried it, but it didn’t work, at least for this kind of situation. I am pretty sure

Re: Serious problem

2019-08-14 Thread Patricia Scott
> > > HTH > > > Cheers > > > Neil > -- > Neil R. Houghton > Albany, Western Australia > Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 > Email: n...@possumology.com > > > From: on behalf of Patricia > Scott > Reply-To: WAMUG > Date: Thursday, 15 August 20

Re: Serious problem

2019-08-14 Thread Neil Houghton
problem lies. HTH Cheers Neil -- Neil R. Houghton Albany, Western Australia Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 Email: n...@possumology.com From: on behalf of Patricia Scott Reply-To: WAMUG Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019 at 09:58 To: WAMUG Subject: Re: Serious problem Hi,Ronni

Re: Serious problem

2019-08-14 Thread Patricia Scott
Hi,Ronni, Thank you very much for the information. Unfortunately, it didn’t work. The same black screen with just a white Apple is all that is visible. I read all the rest of the support information, and I think the only option is to take it in to a repair shop and hope for the best. Again,

Re: Serious problem

2019-08-14 Thread Ronni Brown
Hello Pat, You could try: Shut down your Mac, then turn it on and immediately press and hold these four keys together: Option, Command, P, and R. You can release the keys after about 20 seconds, during which your Mac might appear to restart. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204063 Kind

Re: Serious problem

2011-07-02 Thread Rob Phillips
Hi Pat I am probably less qualified than others to respond, but in the interests of urgency I can think of two causes: your hard disk is rapidly becoming corrupt and there is a decreasing amount of usable space. something is writing huge

Re: Serious problem

2011-07-02 Thread Ronda Brown
Hi Pat, In System Preferences Other - TechTool Protection, check the Directory Backup Interval. If you have it set for every 4 hours, if it is doing this on every drive that is ever connected to your Mac (backup drives / Time Machine etc) it can create a very large folder. I had similar to

Re: Serious problem

2011-07-02 Thread Daniel Kerr
Also, just to add to Ronni's post. If you still find after searching that nothing turns up large files anywhere a couple of other things to look out for are:- 1) backups that are saving back to the original hard drive instead of another drive (eg Silverkeeper, Time Machine, Deja Vu.) Sometimes if

Re: Serious problem

2011-07-02 Thread Pat
Thanks so much, everyone, Ronni, Rob and Daniel, It looks like it was TechToolPro that was the culprit. The main disk was down to 0 and now it has 163 GB free after I threw out the entire TechTool folder. Neither of the other 2 disks had any problem. Is TechTool of real value, worth having