I need help

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

  1. atticus515 macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2005
    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


    Jan 26, 2005
    Down Under
    how long did you give the PB to restart?
  3. atticus515 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2005
    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


    Dec 8, 2003
    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


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    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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