I need help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by atticus515, May 14, 2005.

  1. atticus515 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I rebooted my powerbook about 1/2 an hour ago, and attempted to restart it, and all i'm getting is the grey apple screen and the spinning thing.

    I've turned it off and on multiple times, but should i just give it time and be patient, or is it just done?

    any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. john1123 macrumors regular

    john1123

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    #2
    how long did you give the PB to restart?
     
  3. atticus515 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    i've been giving it at least 20 minutes, one time it got to the OS X startup screen but it just stopped there
     
  4. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

    jared_kipe

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    #4
    damn.. try unplugging it and poping out the battery. Leave it for a while. then let it boot. Give it a LONG time an hour or so. See what happens.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    #5
    Go look at this thread, and follow the directions in the first post for running "fsck" -- your boot process might go far enough to get to that. If it reports back anything other than no errors / issues, then run it again. You may have to do it several times.

    If you can't even get to this part, then try the thing listed there under resetting PRAM.
     

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