Mac will not load os x

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jbkalock, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. jbkalock macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2010
    So I guess I have a few things wrong. I was using my mac the other day and the screen went to static real quick then gave some code to shut down. SO I did HUGE mistake I am guessing. I have only 1 user with a password. When I enter my user password it goes to a blue screen for a minute then comes back and ask for my password again. Before I crashed it was asking for permission to use fonts from my external hard drive ??? not sure why.

    But I figured I would just reinstall my os x and be ok... not really worried about my info on the computer everything is backed up. However when i restarted and held down the c key while it started with the os disc inserted... I came back 9 hours later and it was still the white screen with the spinning sun thingie.... like it was still loading.... so i shut down.... can't figure out what to do next.... I tried going into single user mode and entering the commands... kept saying that it wasn't found or something like that....

    I can't do anything with it... tried starting in safe mode and it never loaded anything... so at a loss for what to do

    Any suggestions.... I need my computer back badly... I have no idea what my usband did to it prior to my using it and he has no clue about computers,

    any and all suggestions are much appreicated
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    That doesn't seem normal. If you have the disc inserted and you start up holding the "option" key, do you get the boot selection screen?

    Sounds like your hard drive is dying (or dead) to me.

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