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My Macbook Pro is screwed, PLEASE HELP!

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I need some help rather desperately from the Mac folk here. I am having some serious issues with my Macbook Pro which is really starting to annoy me, especially as I don't know Tiger or Leopard nearly as well as XP/Vista (where I can sort out the problem myself).

First of all, my problem stems back from Tiger in which my system preferences reset after I turn my Mac off. When I power on again, my dock is reset back to it's default settings (even after a Leopard upgrade today, this problem still persists). My mouse and trackpad settings reset etc.

Secondly, Firefox 3 now refuses to open.

Thirdly, in Safari I keep getting an error message in EVERY new page I navigate to saying that my keychain is corrupted or something to that effect.

Forth, my harddrive is saying that I have around 50gb free despite the fact that I know I have at least 30gb more after clearing out old documents and applications (I was sad enough to count as I deleted one thing after the other).

Lastly, now after upgrading I am getting a constant error message saying that the "installedb" file failed to open and all I can really do to get rid of the message is select "ignore".

ANY help would be appreciated as I am getting quite...anxious about the whole thing. A year running without issues and now all of this at once?

Oh yeah, and although I am connected my system won't even pick up 10.5.4 so I am stick on 10.4.1. :confused:

I am currently abroad, so even though I can just do a fresh install which I am tempted to do right now despite the hour, I don't want to have to resort to that unless necessary.
 

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To be honest dude I am going to wipe my hard drive and do a fresh install in the morning. I reset my computer and run for updates again and managed to find 10.5.4, but the same "installedb" message comes up as does the Safari error message. I cleared up my dock while I was waiting for the update to download and that is the same so I am assuming something was corrected.

Firefox is still refusing to open so it is pretty much the last straw for me. If a fresh installation doesn't work then I will have to book myself an appointment at the local Apple store and let them sort it out.

I am so unbelievably annoyed about this as I have had no problems for the past year and now something like this has happened and I can't fix it.

I am also still missing 30gb of HD space and well...I am not too fond of Leopard and am missing the ever faithful Tiger already.
 
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