Oh, boy. This can't be good.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by CoMpX, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. CoMpX macrumors 65816

    CoMpX

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    I'm running Mac OS X 10.4.8 on my 1.42Ghz Mac mini. Fully updated.

    So, I cleared up some space on my hard drive, and I wanted it to show the updated amount on my desktop. I relaunched Finder so the amount would update, but Finder didn't relaunch. I tried to relaunch it from the Dock, but no dice.

    Whatever. I decided that I would log out and log back in to clear up this small problem. Upon logging out, my Mac showed the blue screen with the spinning gear for 15 minutes. I assumed it was stuck, so I held the power button and restarted.

    I got the bonggg, the gray Apple loading screen, then the "Starting Mac OS X" screen. The blue bar slowly filled up, and then nothing. I let it sit like that for about a half hour, then I rebooted by holding the power button. Same problem.

    Now, my question is, has anyone experienced a problem like this and, more importantly, does anyone know how I might fix this short of reinstalling the OS?

    Thanks, and sorry for the long post.

    EDIT: And now my screen just turned off and won't respond do anything. I'm just going to power it down until I can figure out a resolution.
     
  2. CoMpX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I also tried booting with the Tiger CD, verifying, and repairing the disk. Same problem.
     
  3. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    just to give my input. x.4.8 worked fine. but i have a g5.
     
  4. iGary Guest

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    You try FSCK (not from disk but in single user mode)?
     
  5. CoMpX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't know how to do that. :eek: Instructions please?
     
  6. iGary Guest

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    Here you go:

    This often works when the Disk Utility does not. I had a power failure once and was not plugged into a UPS - Disk Utility would not touch it, FSCK worked a charm:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106214
     
  7. CoMpX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. I will try that in "About 5 hours" when I'm done backing up my entire hard drive to my external.
     
  8. CoMpX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I can't type anything once in single user mode. The screen appears frozen.
     
  9. iGary Guest

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    Hold down CMD-OPT-O-F while starting up, and then type in:

    reset-nvram
    reset-all

    See if that helps at all.
     
  10. CoMpX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nothing. I'm just going to Erase and Install, then restore from my backup. Thanks for trying to help, iGary. :)
     
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    Good luck. :)
     

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