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Sep 11, 2000, 06:05 PM
I have just returned from vacation to find that my monitor upon booting up shows only the blue background with no icons. I have an iMac DV SE. What do I do to correct this problem. What do you suppose might have caused it. I recently installed airport but it worked after that.
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Sep 11, 2000, 06:48 PM
I'd try rebuilding the desktop, restart and hold down Command and option. Otherwise I have no idea.

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Sep 11, 2000, 08:18 PM
Rather than restarting and holding Command and Option, use something like TechTool 1.21 (freeware). Get it from www.versiontracker.com

Or, force quit Finder then hold Command-Option. As long as the keys are down then Finder loads...

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Sep 13, 2000, 08:05 AM
Transferring to Mac OS forum...
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Sep 13, 2000, 08:50 AM
This may be far out, but crazier things have happened................!

Is it possible your Show Desktop when in Background became unchecked in your General Control Panel?

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Sep 13, 2000, 01:37 PM
WDL, you might be on to something. That exact thing happened to me recently. No one changed that setting manually, yet, it had been changed. Must be gremlins, or RATS.

Ya gotta applaud those bunnies for sacrificing their hearing just so some guy in Yonkers can have better TV reception.
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