Mac Pro hangs when booting alternate partition

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DeadSirius, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. DeadSirius macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2006
    I'm having two new problems with my Mac Pro (3 Ghz, 4-core).

    1) I have on one of the drives a separate OS X partition to boot from (10.4.11). It hangs just as it gets to the desktop and goes no further. I never get a menu bar or a pointer or any of my desktop icons. The booting never finishes. I've tried to re-install the OS, except for problem number 2.

    2) When I try to boot from my Mac Pro CD ROM, it does the same thing. It gets to the blue desktop and stops there. No pointer, menu bar, or anything. So I can never get to fix problem number 1.

    My main bootable drive in bay 1 still boots just fine, although it frequently seems to take a tad longer. But it does finish the booting process so I have a partition to work with.

    I recently replaced the stock cooler on my X1900 graphics card, and that's when the problems started, though I'm not clear how that could be the cause.
  2. cbreak macrumors member


    Mar 22, 2008

    If it wasn't for the problem with the boot cd, I would have recommended trying to log in with an other user.
  3. DeadSirius thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2006

    The setup included a second monitor, but I rarely actually have the second one on, so I didn't consider it as part of the problem. The pointer and menu bar were over there.

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