Power Mac G4 Stuck on Grey Start up Screen

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by psmithc, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. psmithc macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2004
    new york, ny

    I have a Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors), Dual 1.25. It had a kernel panic last week, likely caused by a strange font software. When I tried to turn it on this weekend, it wouldn't load past that grey start up screen with the spinning black wheel. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this or what I should do to fix it? I'm pretty confused.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    How long have you let the grey screen stay up before doing a hard reboot? After kernel panics and hard reboots, macs usually take a little longer to boot up than normal. The mac is going though its hard drive to see if there was any damage done due to the hard reboot. If it doesn't reboot within about 5 minutes, try flashing the PRAM and run fsck. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=89736

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