Mac Not Starting

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rph105, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. rph105 macrumors 6502

    rph105

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    Yest i installed leopard on my macbook 13", went fine, leopard ran great, turned it on this morning, and got this bright blue screen, every-time i turn it on. one time it even went grey with these lines across it, what can i do someone plz help meee, mac osx doesnt even start

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  2. rmh macrumors regular

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    Perhaps try putting in the Leopard disc and try to boot from it?
     
  3. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmm ok i'll try tht, i tried puttin the tiger startup disc in, but it didnt seem to do anything
     
  4. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    [​IMG] dont even know how to take this screen away, is there any way you can like reboot it?
     
  5. rmh macrumors regular

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    If I'm understanding your question correctly, you just hold down the power button.
     
  6. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yh that turns it off, goes off and everything, and then i turn it back on, starts up does that apple "da-dahh" sound and blue screen comes back up, is there no way i can reboot the whole computer, and install osx on it again???
     
  7. rmh macrumors regular

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    When you put in the install disk, press "C" or "alt/option" while the computer is booting up. Does it not even let you choose where to boot from?
     
  8. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    will it work even though i havnt got bootcamp?
     
  9. rmh macrumors regular

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    Yup. If you hit "C" it should automatically choose the CD/DVD drive, if you press "alt/option" it lets you select between the available devices.
     
  10. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok im gonna try that, any other suggestions?
     
  11. rmh macrumors regular

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    If that works you can repair the disk permissions or completely reinstall the OS. I'm not sure what caused that to happen though.
     

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