Blue loading bar freeze

Discussion in 'macOS' started by marware, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. marware macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, am new here. Please help me. My macbook pro always stuck after the blue loading bar at the start-up (at "Welcome to Mac OS X" window). The bar always finished loading but that's all. No login window or anything. I have tried leaving it for an hour to reach login window but no success there. I have an important project file and is due soon. Please, can anyone suggest a solution?

    FYI, I have tried going to "safe boot" but so far, cannot even get the "safe mode". I have tried repair the disk and its permissions using the Install Disk. i am running 10.4.11. Please help.
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    please start up your Mac in Verbose mode by holding "command+V"… what line does i get stuck on?
     
  3. marware thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I restarted using Verbose mode and it finished loading. but now just blue screen. nothing else. what is happening?
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    Verbose mode shows the loading of the system like the kernel, system extensions etc. if you get past that and to the login window its a user issue. have you added anything to you login items that could be causing the issue?
     
  5. marware thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i dont think so. for login applications, i got iCal and stickies. i did reset the login password when trying to solve the problem but nothing else. any other way u can think of, richthomas? please help.
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    im not sure sorry. you could try reseting your PRAM by holding "command+option+P+R" on startup and/or reseting your SMC by taking out the battery and holding the power button for 5 seconds.

    if this doesnt work do a Google search for "mac stuck on loading screen" as theres lots of people who have had the same problem.
     
  7. marware thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you anyway, richthomas. it still cant load. is there anyway to copy a file to firewire / usb drive without going to os x? i just need my project files and i can try re-installing os x later. please, any ideas are welcome.
     
  8. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    if you have another Mac the easiest would be to use Target Disk Mode to transfer your files. im not sure otherwise.
     
  9. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    you could also use Terminal if youre comfortable. i will give you some guidance.
     

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