I used my iMac 2009 running 10.6.8 this morning and things were fine. Eight hours later I turn it on again and there's the spinning dial at the bottom for a few minutes - weird because I can't remember the last time this happened usually it just boots & I'm on my way. The changes I noticed were smaller-than-usual icons on the startup screen (set now at 1920X1200 instead of 1600X1000), and when I started poking around I saw the screen saver in the preferences that I had it set at said "this screen saver can't be used with this OS, contact vendor for a newer version."
The latest TM backup was done this morning at 10AM and before that at 9AM which makes sense because I turned the machine off at around 10 and left for the day.
So using TM with my external Western Digital drive, how can I reset the startup process to the way it was this morning? Hope this doesn't mean something more serious is going on.
Edit: I just tried to run Avast for the heck of it and the error msg said "You are not protected; cannot connect to service". Hmmmm.
Another prob: I tried to run iTunes 11.4 with songs on my hard drive. I clicked on the arrow to begin playing & nothing played; the 2 bars to pause the song were showing after I tried to play, and the volume indicator which is usually at the top of the screen is missing.
And now the machine is not recognizing a flash drive when inserted.
Edited by Twin B, 03 March 2017 - 08:53 PM.