Grey Screen on Startup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mac'nCheese, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

    Mac'nCheese

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    Please help: Last week I upgrade my imac with 2 gigs of ram and finally installed Snow Leopard. I restarted the machine once or twice since because of software updates. I shut it off completely two days ago (I almost never do, people told me its better to let a mac sleep then waste power on a new startup a few times a day). Anyway, my wife turned on the computer today and the screen stays grey with a NOT symbol on it (you know, like the ghostbusters symbol) and it just stays like that. I'm at work but wanted to know what I should do to fix this when I get home. Any ideas or is a trip to the mac store in my future? Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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  3. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

    Mac'nCheese

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    Well, that was weird. Using the link you gave me, I went home, held down the shift key, started the mac in safe mode and everything is now fine. Just one of those things I guess....
     
  4. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I guess. I'm glad everything is back to normal.
     

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