This weekend I took the plunge and decided it was time to reinstall the system on my Powerbook. I had been suffering from Kernal panics for a while but hoping magically and pathetically it would go away with some system cleansing. I was wrong. Every few days or even sooner I’d be greeted by a hard freeze.
Archive and Re-install turned out to be an amazing option! My system retained ALL my personal settings and I only had to resinstall Stuffit Deluxe and The Missing Sync – both which had saved and installed themselves at the system level. I did have to re-download all the updates from Apple since 10.3 had been released, but that was pretty easy. I am happy to report no issues since and my computer is actually running beautifully again!
The only clue I have as to what caused my issue is uControl — a really nice way to utilize the trackpad as a scrolling device. When I tried to re-install it I was told it was not supported by my system. Would have been nice of course if it had deactivated itself previously instead of (possibly) causing my issue. I am using Sidetrack as a replacement but still getting used to it.