Help! iMac wont boot!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TotalMacNoob, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2013
    #1
    Hello,

    My iMac will not boot passed the screen with Apple logo and spinning wheel.

    My son accidentally :eek: hit the off switch on the iMac's power strip while i was doing the following;

    Booted into single user mode
    Type fsck -fy
    Type mount -uw /
    Type launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist
    Type dscl . -passwd /Users/username password, replace “username” with the targeted user and “password” with the password you wants.
    Reboot

    I think i got as far as typing in reboot before the power went off i can't recall?
    Any ideas on why it won't boot and what i can do to fix it?
    I have a lot of stuff i don't want to loose. :(

    My fingers are crossed and thanks ahead of time! :)
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    Lancer

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2002
    Location:
    Australia
    #2
    Have you tried booting in safe mode?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ph11212
     
  3. macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2013
    #3
    So any news?
     

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