View Full Version : powerbook stuck on grey screen
Jan 15, 2006, 07:38 PM
i just ran the software update on my powerbook and installed the itunes and quicktime updates and 10.4.4. it then asked me to restart my computer, so i did. now, it is on the grey load up screen and has been for the past 30 minutes. is this normal? what shoud i do?
Jan 15, 2006, 07:55 PM
Restart and hold down Command V, then see where it stops.
Jan 15, 2006, 08:11 PM
i just restarted by holding down the power buttonn and started it back up and it works fine. is it bad for the computer to do that?
Jan 15, 2006, 08:18 PM
Erm, yeah it's generally not great for the computer, especially after restarts. Unplug all peripherals and maybe give fsck (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106214) a go. You may also need to reinstall 10.4.4 if you get problems down the track but hopefully everything will be working properly now. :)
Jan 15, 2006, 08:20 PM
Did you install anything prior to shutting down the computer?
Jan 15, 2006, 10:12 PM
everything seems to be working fine