Help! iMac wont boot!

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2013

    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/
    Type dscl . -passwd /Users/username password, replace “username” with the targeted user and “password” with the password you wants.

    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


    Jul 22, 2002
    Have you tried booting in safe mode?
  3. macrumors 68040

    Jan 8, 2013
    So any news?

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