My Mac is Slow

There are several things that can cause slow performance. We recommend taking these self-help steps to speed things up. Click on each numbered item for the instructions for that step. Repair Your Hard Disk in Single User Mode. Safe Boot your Mac. Use Disk Utility to...

Text in my Programs Looks Wrong

When programs display text in Mac OS X, they don’t actually use the original copy of the font. Instead, Mac OS X and programs from Adobe, Microsoft, and Quark create their own copy each font and store it in a quick-access file called a font cache. Using font caches is...

My Date & Time are Wrong!

Nearly all Macintosh computers have a battery on the logic board that provides power to a small amount of memory that retains settings required by your computer for proper startup. That small amount of memory is called Parameter Random Access Memory, or PRAM for...