Re: [NTLK] [OT] Is this a video card problem?

From: Morgan Aldridge <>
Date: Tue Mar 31 2009 - 08:01:54 EDT

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 6:28 AM, Jon Glass <> wrote:

You can try booting into Safe Mode by holding down the Shift key at
boot. If it boots correctly, then there's likely a kernel extension or
other driver causing the issues. If not, it's probably time for an
Archive & Install.

> If you are forced to reinstall, try doing an archive and install. At
> least this way, you might be able to rescue your user stuff from your
> user Library folder.

I second the advice of an Archive and Install if you do have to
reinstall. Make sure you check off the "Preserve users & settings"
checkbox when you do it. This should result in a working system with
all your data and settings, if it does not, then the problem is in
your user data, so you should move your home folder aside and manually
migrate your data back into it taking care to watch for problems along
the way.

If you have any extra drivers installed you're likely going to need to
reinstall them after doing an Archive and Install.

Best wishes,

Morgan Aldridge

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