HELP!!! OS X Can't startup!

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  1. Spica macrumors member

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    My cd was sturk in my powerbook, so I finally got it out using the restart->hold onto mouse button method.

    Now when os x loads, it goes directly into the terminal and does not load the GUI at all.

    When I switch on the powerbook, I hear the sound, then it shows the grey screen with the apple logo in the middle. After that there are a gew beep sounds and it goes into the terminal directly.

    What do I do?

    I have lot's of info inside.
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

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    I believe that it isn't terminal, its Open Firmware is where you are at after booting. Reset the PRAM, then try booting again.
     
  3. Spica thread starter macrumors member

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    I think it is the terminal because the screen is balck with white words. TO go to open frimware, I hold onto COMMAND + OPTION + O + F and I see a grey screen with words. I believe this is the open firmware screeb. I then typed reset-nvram and reset-all and now the powerbook restarts and is stuck the the grey screen with the apple logo. There is not even a spinning round thing at the bottom.

    Help?
     
  4. Spica thread starter macrumors member

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    anyone? or m i the only one with so many mac problems.
     
  5. Veldek macrumors 68000

    Veldek

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    I’d try to start from the CD. You might have to reinstall the OS.
     

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