iBook taking 10+ minutes to boot?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by NickElls, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. NickElls macrumors 6502

    NickElls

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    I just installed the latest Software Update for my iBook G3, restarted.. and it's been booting for about 11 minutes. Should I just hold down the power button and turn it on again, or wait? Or do something completely different?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Leave it alone, I've heard some horror stories of people hard-rebooting during an update and losing the lot. Mind you, 11 minutes seems a very long time but my first instinct would be to wait. Was it a hefty update you just downloaded?
     
  3. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Holding down the power button and rebooting shouldn't make any big problems. Sounds like it could be a permissions problem though, so if it doesn't boot the second round, it's time to whip out the boot disks.
     
  4. NickElls thread starter macrumors 6502

    NickElls

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    I think it was the update to 10.4.7, and an iPod Update, and something else... don't remember though.

    EDIT: I'm going to hold down the button. Wish me luck.
    EDIT: Turning on... being a tiny bit louder than usual. Or maybe it was always like that and I didn't notice.
    EDIT: "Starting Mac OS X..."
    EDIT: Login Screen.
    EDIT: Logged in, YAY!
    EDIT: I think it got really hot during the 10 minute attempted bootup. Fans are going "zooommm"
     
  5. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    you need to repair the hard drive and repair permissions for sure. then you should get Onyx and update pre-bindings.
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Is it safe??
     
  7. NickElls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Safe meaning.. working? Yeah, it's working. Just sort of loud.
     
  8. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Loud? Loud if hard drive = bad
    Hard Drive Loud = HDD going out
    HDD going out = hope you have AppleCare or warranty
    if != applecare or warranty { feel sorry for you }
    feel sorry for you = hope you have $$$ to get new Mac (good excuse to get a new one ;-) )
     
  9. NickElls thread starter macrumors 6502

    NickElls

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    I don't need a new mac, using my iMac Core Duo right now. But how do I know what's making the noise?

    Ooh. Just stopped.

    Hooray.
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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