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Chris Dalrymple
No Media Key, Printer Driver or Anti-Virus After Re-Install
on Jun 1, 2005 at 12:40:48 pm

I had a few kernel panics and have archived and re-installed OS X. Now I cannot open the CD-tray with my media key. Worse my printer doesn't show up afterwhere nor does Norton Anti-Virus even though it is in the drive.


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Todd at UCSB
Re: No Media Key, Printer Driver or Anti-Virus After Re-Install
on Jun 1, 2005 at 10:11:46 pm

Chris,
Just go to Macally to get the latest drivers for your Keyboard, you don't have to open your tray to do that.
Not sure why your printer disappeared, but I've deleted and added printers a lot to get them to work again. It's fairly straight forward thru the OSX.
Can't help with Norton...it's pretty much dead on the Mac side.

Good Luck

Todd at UCSB
Television Production


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Chris Dalrymple
Thanks and While I've Got Your Attention....
on Jun 1, 2005 at 11:09:13 pm

... I'm thinking maybe I should just do a clean re-install. But having never done more than an archive and install (which only seems to have made matters worse) I am wondering where to find my IE 5.2 Favorites, Safari Favorites and Internet settings to backup for afterwards. Any ideas?


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Chuck Reti
Re: Thanks and While I've Got Your Attention....
on Jun 2, 2005 at 1:06:49 am

Basically, everything's in your User directory.

IE Favorites ~/Library/Preferences/Explorer/Favorites.html
Safari ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist
Various "Internet" settings in ~/Library/Preferences as different .plist files

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Chuck Reti
VIdeo Editor
Detroit MI


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Todd at UCSB
Re: Thanks and While I've Got Your Attention....
on Jun 2, 2005 at 5:04:37 am

Chris,
As Chuck listed. The files are pretty small. Save them to a flash drive or CD. Then do your clean install, and before you open Safari, IE, etc, place the files into the same directory, and you should be good to go. I did the same thing when switching computers, worked out fine.

Good Luck,


Todd at UCSB
Television Production


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Chris Dalrymple
Thanx. You Guys...
on Jun 2, 2005 at 11:03:37 am

...are the best. Five years without a crash so I never bothered to get these things down. Guess I was living on borrowed time. Oh well. Here goes.


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Chris Dalrymple
Media Key and Printer Return After Erase and Install
on Jun 3, 2005 at 2:55:27 pm

Everything works now. Thanks


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