osx: strange startup thing

jvaska

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 18, 2002
432
18
Haiti/NYC
this morning...i turn on the machine to a dark grey screen - nothing happening...reboot...same thing...reboot...same thing...i try both holding "apple+s" and "option" down while rebooting...same thing...i try putting in the installation disk and holding "c"...same thing...nothing...

i reboot...stare at the computer...and after about 40 seconds...it goes...it starts up...

now...i'm afraid to shut down...

i did have some things in the garbage as i cleaned off one of my hard drives yesterday...but it wasn't that full...

any ever seen this before? it seems like it wasn't really a hard drive issue to me...but i don't know much...

thanks...jv

ps: oh yeah...osx 10.1.5...g4/400...lots o ram...three hard drives...os9 on a separate drive...
 

mac15

macrumors 68040
Dec 29, 2001
3,099
0
Re: Simple

Originally posted by Microsoft_Windows_Hater
(Incorrect post)
dude WTF, go away

I had this prob only onece, scared me heaps, ok, It went away after I unplugged everything and booted from the CD holidng C afterwards, I've got no idea what happened to yours?
 
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