Hazard Sign on opening

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lollydesign, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. lollydesign macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2009
    Hi, i have a big problem with my i-mac (leopard), today i installed a program called little snitch onto my macbook (also leopard), which works great but when i got home i decided to install the program onto my i-mac, after the install it asked my did i want to restart "which i did", during the restart a hazard sign came up were the apple logo usually does on the white screen and the little loading circle is spinning. it has been like this for about 40 mins now and dosent seem as if its going to change.
    i never had this problem when installing on my mac book :(

    is there anything i can press or do that will start the mac up completly and allow me to remove or try to reinstall the program.

    may i add i am also pretty new to the mac operating systems so if you could help me i would be really gratefull!

    thanks turner ;)
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Sounds like you just need to do a safe boot. Hold down shift when you turn on the computer, and it will run self-diagnostics. There may be a corrupted file or a hardware problem causing the problem for you.

  3. lollydesign thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2009
    worked a treat man!!! thanks very much

    i took it off and reinstalled, sorted :)

    prince among men you are ;)

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