Opening Startup Disk hangs my system

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Crotonmark, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Crotonmark macrumors regular

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    I have tried everything I can think of and it hasn't helped.
    I have a 2010 iMac with 8 GB RAM.
    I am running OS X 10.7.1 and did a installation over my previous Snow Leopard installation.
    I had an existing boot camp partition under SL and on the Windows side I am running Win 7. I have no issues on the windows side.
    When I open System Preferences and click on Startup disk there is a grey "circular" icon that spins. Previously this would stop and I would click on bootcamp and boot into Windows. Now this icon keeps spinning and I get a beach ball and this causes:

    1 - The startup disk app to hang
    2 - The dock to become unresponsive
    3 - Command-Tab to stop showing me open apps.

    I then need to power off to get back to normal.

    I have repaired permissions. I ran verify disk and got an error so I used an external drive (big mistake as I lost the use of the drive for other functions) and created a recovery drive. I ran Lion recovery and it said it repaired the disk successfully. However, I am still having issues with System Preferences/Startup Disk.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do?

    I am also a MAC newbie and at a total loss.

    TIA

    Mark
     
  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Open Console.app and see what the logs say it's doing when it hangs.
     
  3. Crotonmark thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    which report?
     
  4. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    All messages. Basically: Reproduce -> restart -> check all messages
     
  5. Crotonmark thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is this what you are looking for? This is part of what I got from all messages:
    (Sorry but I didn't know how to do what you asked above):


    ContextualData: {
    ProductBuildVersion = 11B26;
    ProductCopyright = "1983-2011 Apple Inc.";
    ProductName = "Mac OS X";
    ProductVersion = "10.7.1";
    SystemFolderPath = "/System/Library/CoreServices";
    SystemVersionMajor = 10;
    }
    8/24/11 9:04:15.294 PM System Preferences: OSXCheck: No boot.efi in System Folder or volume root.
    8/24/11 9:04:15.698 PM System Preferences: WinCheck: disk appears to be a valid windows disk Volume Name: BOOTCAMP. Kind: DADiskRef disk0s4.
    ContextualData: {
    ProductName = Windows;
    SystemFolderPath = "/Volumes/BOOTCAMP/Windows";
    SystemVersionMajor = 95;
    }
    8/24/11 9:04:15.700 PM System Preferences: currentBootDevice: being checked by DiskManagement
    8/24/11 9:04:15.718 PM com.apple.diskmanagementd: Boot option does not match XML representation
    8/24/11 9:04:15.718 PM com.apple.diskmanagementd: XML representation doesn't match true boot preference
    8/24/11 9:04:15.766 PM System Preferences: currentBootDevice: DONE checking by DM copyDiskForBootPreference, err = -69794
    8/24/11 9:04:15.776 PM com.apple.diskmanagementd: Boot option does not match XML representation
    8/24/11 9:04:15.776 PM com.apple.diskmanagementd: XML representation doesn't match true boot preference
    8/24/11 9:04:15.830 PM System Preferences: currentBootDevice: (null)
    8/24/11 9:04:15.861 PM System Preferences: Netboot rescan time interval set to 180 seconds
    8/24/11 9:04:15.898 PM System Preferences: currentBootDevice: being checked by DiskManagement
    8/24/11 9:04:15.909 PM com.apple.diskmanagementd: Boot option does not match XML representation
    8/24/11 9:04:15.909 PM com.apple.diskmanagementd: XML representation doesn't match true boot preference
    8/24/11 9:04:15.963 PM System Preferences: currentBootDevice: DONE checking by DM copyDiskForBootPreference, err = -69794
    8/24/11 9:04:15.963 PM System Preferences: currentBootDevice: (null)
    8/24/11 9:04:15.963 PM System Preferences: dCBDMSF doesn't know boot-dev yet to check /System/Library/CoreServices
    8/24/11 9:04:15.969 PM System Preferences: currentBootDevice: being checked by DiskManagement
    8/24/11 9:04:15.980 PM com.apple.diskmanagementd: Boot option does not match XML representation
    8/24/11 9:04:15.980 PM com.apple.diskmanagementd: XML representation doesn't match true boot preference
    8/24/11 9:04:16.034 PM System Preferences: currentBootDevice: DONE checking by DM copyDiskForBootPreference, err = -69794
    8/24/11 9:04:16.034 PM System Preferences: currentBootDevice: (null)
    8/24/11 9:04:16.034 PM System Preferences: dCBDMSF doesn't know boot-dev yet to check /Volumes/BOOTCAMP/Windows
    8/24/11 9:04:16.061 PM System Preferences:
     

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