Apple Logo And Progress Bar... Why?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ouimetnick, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

    ouimetnick

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    I shut the computer off like i normally do. It was fine and well. Went to turn it on, and saw a bar. Whats it for? Its been moving, but very slowly. It never does this. Is there malware or something causing it? Thanks... Oh, and I had a movie on the DVD slot, it that caused it. It wasn't spinning though.
     

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  2. celticpride678

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    Entering safe mode? Did you hit the Shift button at startup by mistake?
     
  3. ouimetnick thread starter macrumors 68020

    ouimetnick

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    Nope, and it just finished. It started up. All seems well..:confused: strange
     
  4. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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  5. pwolfe macrumors member

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    doesnt that screen appear when loading up from a safe sleep image? I'd delete any sleep images you have and restart.
     
  6. pt0016 macrumors regular

    pt0016

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    That screen appears when updating firmware. Did you recently update software, or install a firmware update?
     
  7. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    No, that's different.
     
  8. thirdeyeopen666 macrumors 6502

    thirdeyeopen666

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    If you're running Leopard, it means your HD is failing. If you're running Snow Leopard it means that there are serious filesystem problems... Or the drive is failing. Boot from your original discs and go into Disk Utility. Choose to repair disk from the first aid tab... If this fails, it's time for a re-format. If that fails, it's time for a new hard drive.
     

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