On the advice of a friend and long time Apple/Mac user I installed a utility called Macaroni. All the maintainance "jobs" ran fine. Repair Permissions is included in Macaroni. When I ran that it stalled, never finished. Also, could not stop it or force quit. Had to turn machine off. Restarted OK. Tried to run Repair Permissions under Disc Utility, same results.
Support from AtomicBird/Macaroni was no help.
Have uninstalled Macaroni, still have same problem. Not able to repair permissions. It starts, just never finishes, and the only thing I can do is turn computer off. Everything else seems to run fine.
Anyone have any suggestions?
OS X 10.3.9
G4 1.25 GHz.