os X update screwed my iMac!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pauld, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. pauld macrumors regular

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    help help help help help!

    i did the most recent os update on my (G5 non-iSight) iMac through the software update thing but instead of restarting immediately i procrastinated, went on the internet a bit, deleted my trashcan and then restarted (i think there may have been an error message after deleting my trash).
    now when i power up all i get is the apple logo followed by a blue screen with welcome to Mac os X with a space for a progress bar (yet no bar appears) where it just seems to eternally hang.

    safe mode doesn't help anything, neither does starting from a jaguar CD, although i can access the iMac through firewire target disc mode.


    anyone have any suggestions?!
    it's my presumption that i have somehow deleted esssential start-up files by emptying my trash before restarting (despite not having put anything like that in my trash - is this even possible? if so, what an incredibly bad system!!!)

    thanks a lot mac community!
     
  2. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    Try to create a new user account and see if the problem carries over.
     
  3. pauld thread starter macrumors regular

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    i have two user accounts already - problem is that i can't even get as far as the log-in screen :(

    thanks for the suggestion though.
     
  4. rdowns Suspended

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  5. pauld thread starter macrumors regular

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    good idea - although when i tried to reinstall panther on it (in target mode) via cd it seemed that panther was going to be re-installed on the iBook i was targeting through - i'll give it a go when i get home, thanks again.
     
  6. pauld thread starter macrumors regular

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