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broncoball
Jan 15, 2006, 06:38 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?



Laser47
Jan 15, 2006, 06:55 PM
Restart and hold down Command V, then see where it stops.

broncoball
Jan 15, 2006, 07:11 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?

mad jew
Jan 15, 2006, 07:18 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. :)

Laser47
Jan 15, 2006, 07:20 PM
Did you install anything prior to shutting down the computer?

broncoball
Jan 15, 2006, 09:12 PM
everything seems to be working fine