My imac will not boot up!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by fixerman, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. fixerman macrumors member

    fixerman

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    #1
    My iMac boots to the point where it has the apple logo on screen and the spinning gear. The gear stops spinning and it just stays like that forever. I have tried switching on and off a few times but it just stalls each time.

    Please help!:confused:
     
  2. manook macrumors newbie

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  3. someguy macrumors 68020

    someguy

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    There should be no reason to reinstall the OS. At worst, an Archive & Install may help.

    What version of OS X are you running on your iMac? Has any software changes been made recently (i.e. Software Update or a newly installed program)?
     
  4. fixerman thread starter macrumors member

    fixerman

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    #5
    Thanks folks! Disc utility did the job. All back to normal again. Panic over.
     

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