Mac OS X will not boot

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  1. mdendr macrumors newbie

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    My mac will not boot... it gets to the login screen and then freezes and the only thing i can do is force a restart. I've tried repairing the disk and the disk permissions using disk utility and i have tried zapping the PRAM nothing has worked so far also i tried to boot into safe mode and that got to the login screen and froze as well... The mouse is frozen and the keyboard does not work, i can press the power button and the box to restart or shutdown comes up but i cant press any of those options. Any advice would be great.

    Thanks
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. mdendr thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Restart your Mac with the CD it came with. Might have to hold down the C key as it restarts. When the CD boots, one menu choice will be Apple Hardware Test. Run it.
     
  5. mdendr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So i take it your talking about some other disc than the install disc? Beacuse when i boot to the install disc i do not have that option.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  7. mdendr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so i cant find that option at all... did run the permissions repair and it came across 4 files that it says it modified but did not repair - is this normal?
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    My bad ... hold d on boot ...

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509
     
  9. mdendr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the hardware test did not find anything wrong, any other suggestions?
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Archive and Install may be your only option at this point ...
     

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