Help Please

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Edwin the Elder, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Edwin the Elder macrumors member

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    I just installed the latest security update on my MacBook - Tiger.

    Hit restart and I got a white (or close to white) screen for 10 minutes.

    So I tried turning it off and back on - no luck,

    The noise would seem to indicate the hard drive is running.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Edwin the Elder thread starter macrumors member

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    Update

    I started up successfully in Safe Mode

    then I hit re-start - now I can't start up at all - even in safe mode - just a blank screen. No Apple logo, no spinning wheel
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Starter up in single user and run fsck ... or run Disk First Aid from the System Restore DVD?
     
  4. Edwin the Elder thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks

    Ok I found out why I wasn't having luck booting up - I was following Apple's instructions to wait for the chime before pressing the key. Tried the key and the power button at the same time and no problem.

    I repaired permissions and that seems to have solved the problem.
     

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