Intel 24" imac stuck at grey screen after using windows

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  1. andydckent macrumors member

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    Hi

    My intel iMac 24" running mac osx 10.5 (i think, most recent one) has become stuck at the grey screen after the apple logo on a restart with the spinning gear going.

    This happened after restarting after using in windows mode, which I have done many times before.

    I have tried various things like PRam thing and disconnecting power for a while with no luck. I can start up pressing alt and get into windows mode (which I am in just now). I can startup and press c off the CD in which I have run the disk repair thing that says all is well. I tried repair permissions and it came up with some kind of error ending. I have also tried and archive install which only goes to about 5% and then tells me there is an error with installing certain files in the mac hard drive.

    Can anyone help me?

    Thanks

    Andy
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Call Apple, seems something went wrong with the HDD.
     
  3. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    dont think its only related to windows, as mines gets stuck on grey screen when my WD books are switched off and i turn my imac on....only solution is to hold the power button to restart, the hard drives are on already so it doesnt get stuck.
     
  4. andydckent thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys! Not sounding promising! Anymore thoughts please let me know!
     
  5. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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    hold command + v during startup


    there should be a screen displaying the bootup (loading things). see if there is an error there.

    I did that when mine was hanging on that gear, and it turns out a bad update did it (twice). It screwed up a file called diskarb, so I would get something like this:

    attempting to start diskarb. .
    diskarb not responding, we'll try again soon. .
    attempting to start diskarb. .
    diskarb not responding. .
    giving up on diskarb. .

    After that it would hang, and nothing else would happen. A clean install is what saved me, though I thought it was hanging again on the update, I left it on all night and when I came back OS X was back up. I rebooted again to see if it was going to hang, but it didn't.
     
  6. andydckent thread starter macrumors member

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    Right rebooted with command + v

    Its got to a bit which started: AppleYukon2:

    then it said

    localhost.com.apple.launchd[1](com.apple.mDNSResponder[*number here*]):posix_spawnp("/usr/sbin/mDNSResponder",...):No such file or directory

    a couple of times, then a bit which started: NTFS

    then

    localhost.com.apple.launchd[1](com.apple.mDNSResponder[*number here*]):posix_spawnp("/usr/sbin/mDNSResponder",...):No such file or directory

    repeatedly
     
  7. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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    It would appear (at least to me) that something was overwritten or corrupted, as it seems to be looking for something that it cannot find.


    I wonder if anyone else who is more knowledgeable can shed more light on this
     

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