Major boot issues after 10.5.7 update.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sport77, May 14, 2009.

  1. Sport77 macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2008
    Hello all-
    I have a 1.33ghz 17" G4 Powerbook with 2gigs of RAM. I've been dealing with a black screen that requires a hard (button) shutdown if the grey screen does not appear:confused:. This started with the 10.5.6 update. Sometimes it takes several attempts to get a lit screen, and after that all is well.

    However after installing the 10.5.7 update, which took about 30 mins and a double restart, It now takes upwards of 30 minutes to get to a login window from the grey screen with the gear??:mad:
    Any thoughts on this. Should I get the disc out and just update only to 10.5.6?
  2. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Just putting this out here but have you checked the s.m.a.r.t status of the hard drive?

    And its always a good bet to repair permissions, but still it shouldn't take 30 mins.
  3. Sport77 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2008
    Update to boot issues.

    Hi Stridemat-
    Thanks for the reply. I went out and bought Disc Warrior last night and ran all tests including the s.m.a.r.t. status with no issues. After doing that ,rebooted and had the grey Apple screen for 1 hour and 15 min. Having failed to get a login window, I reinstalled the system from the dvd, repaired permissions and verified the disc from the disc utility. I'm now backing up some files before trying to update.
    Thanks again.:)
  4. Sport77 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2008
    2nd Update

    And now with 10.5.0 it starts fine every time with no start up or screen issues whatsoever. I think I'll update one version at a time and see if I can nail something to a particular os x leopard update.

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