Solved

iMac/OS8.5.1 keeps losing Restart under Special menu

Posted on 2000-04-29
6
343 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
iMac/OS8.5.1 keeps losing Restart under Special menu and then shows a terible tendency to crash, Even though we just did a clean install of the the whole system and zapped the PRAM any other ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:clek
6 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:weed
Comment Utility
What do you mean by "losing" restart?
0
 

Author Comment

by:clek
Comment Utility
the Special menu usually shows Restart as a choice. But on this iMac it does not show it.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:KevSpencer
Comment Utility
clek--

We need to know which iMac you are using to better answer your question. It makes a difference when applying various updaters from Apple.

The Apple System Profiler program, in the Apple menu, can give you the processor speed, which should be enough for us to figure things out.

--KS
0
Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:forkbeard
Comment Utility
Just check something real quick.  Click on the desktop and then Edit:Preferences in the Menu Bar.  In the dialog window click on the General tab.  Find the button at the top of the window "Simple Finder" and make sure it is unchecked.  If this is checked the only thing to show under "Special" will be; Empty Trash, Eject and Shut Down.  If this is unchecked you will also have: Erase Disk, Sleep and Restart to choose from.

forkbeard
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
NFUNK earned 150 total points
Comment Utility
Posssible problem and solution

Use sherlock to do a find for "finder" and "system" I bet there are multiple instances of these file on your boot hard drive. Having more than on copy of these files can cause the mac to use different extensions preferences and cause the crashing behavior you are experiencing throw away the duplicates and rebuild your desktop files.
Good Luck
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:forkbeard
Comment Utility
clek:

have you had any luck solving the problem w/ your iMac?

forkbeard
0

Featured Post

Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Join & Write a Comment

This article describes in detail how to set up the iPad in the Enterprise using iPCU aka iPhone Configuration Utility.  This could also be used for the iPhone although I have not detailed out any differences. Preparation as an iPad Administrator:…
A lot of new and distinct gadgets are making their appearance every other day. The latest gadget that has wooed the attention of all gadget lovers and non gadget lovers alike is the Smartwatch. This tiny gadget is capable of offering live access to …
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now