Leopard won't boot up... grey screen with shutdown message

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kidalex, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. kidalex macrumors newbie

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    Okay, here's the problem... My little sister somehow messed up her intel macbook running leopard...

    Now whenever she boots up there's a grey screen and there's that little annoying message that says "Please restart your computer now. Press the shut off button...blah blah blah".

    I tried booting up from leopard cd, but that didn't work. I also tried booting in safe mode. That didn't work.

    Please help me!!!

    Alex
     
  2. Metuas macrumors regular

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    Firewire. Backup. Format. Install.

    Unless, of course, there's an issue with the hard drive.
     
  3. kidalex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I reinstalled leopard, but it still is messed up. Something with the hard drive?

    any ideas?
     
  4. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

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  5. EV0LUTION macrumors 6502

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  6. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

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    Not trying to second-guess your judgement

    but I doubt that, because how would he been able to re-install leopard if the harddrive wwere dead.

    Wouldnt he have simply gotten a "no harddrive detected" error of some sort during installation?
     
  7. sOwL macrumors 6502

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    are you trying to install leopard from a restore dvd meant for another type of mac, or, is it pirated? that could give u kernel panics

    btw, im not accusing you of pirating, just saying few potential reason
     

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