Need Help with clean install on mid 2011 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by RyonMS, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. RyonMS, Oct 24, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2013

    RyonMS macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2011
    I recently decided to upgrade my mid 2011 iMac from Mountain Lion to Mavericks, but as soon as I did my computer began to crash every ten minutes or so and give me errors saying I am low on memory even though I have 16 GB and have an app telling me I have 9 GB free. I could not find an easy solution so I tried to reinstall snow leopard with the disc in my iMac box. Everything went alright until it restarted and now all I have is a screen that looks like this:


    Nothing is clickable and I can't do anything at all. If anyone could offer assistance I would really appreciate it!

    Edit: If I wait about 10 minutes I can click things on the screen. However, when I click on my profile and try to log in. It will not accept my password.
  2. hinterplayer macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2013
    Freeze During Login

    Hmmm. I believe I have the same iMac. It could be that you had a bad disc, but I doubt that. Try holding the shift key and then press the power button to boot into safe mode. If that works, download the OS X 10.6.8 combo update from Apple. The update fixed several things for me on my early 2011 MacBook
  3. RyonMS thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2011
    Well, I tried booting into safe mode but I got the same problem but with the standard snow leopard background instead of a blue one. I ended up just trying to install again and now everything works.

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