PLEASE HELP!! Macbook stuck on the startup Grey Apple Loading Screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacLover55, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. MacLover55 macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2010
    I have a Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger that was just working perfectly fine but after I upgraded and download Itunes it froze so I had to force shutdown. After Rebooting it is now stuck on the gray apple loading screen. I don't know exactly what's wrong with it please help! Im a student and trying to prevent high expences.

    I tried: Command + S but it wouldn't let me type anything on the command prompt and it says:

    Hi mem tramps at 0xffe00000
    PAE enabled
    64 bit mode enabled
    Standard timeslicing quantum is 10000 us
    vm_page_bootstrap: 247835 free pages
    mig_table_max disp = 71
    Enabling XMM register save/ restore and SSE/SSE2 opcodes
    ACPI CA 20060421
    AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement: ready
    AppleACPICU: ProcessorApicId=0 Enabled
    AppleaACPICU: ProcessorApicId=1 Enabled
    Copyright © 1982, 1986,1989,1991, 1993
    The Regents of the University of California. All Rights reserved.

    Using 5242 buffer headers and 4096 cluster IO buffer headers
    Enabling XMM register save/restore and SSE/SSE2 opcodes
    Started CPU 01
    ACPI: System State [S0 S3 S4 S5] (S3)

    Security auditing present
    Rooting via boot-uuid from /chosen: D2D9B9D2-6EF1-4D93-A7AB-65568F5EC474
    Waiting on <dict ID=”0”><key>IOProviderClass</key><string ID=”1”>IOResources</string><key>IOResourceMatch</key><string ID=”2”>boot-uuid-media</string></dict>
    USB caused wake event (EHCI)
    FireWire (OHCI) Lucent ID 5811 PCI now active, GUID 0019e3fffe2cdcac; mas speed s400.
    Got boot device = IOService:/AppleACPIPlatformExpert/PCI0@0/AppleACPIPCI/SATA@1F,2/AppleAHCI/prt2@2/IOAHCIDevice@0/AppleAHCIDiskDriver/IOAHCBlockStorageDevice/IOBlockStorageDriver/FUJITSU MHV2080BHPL Media/IOGUIDPartitionScheme/Customer@2
    BSD root: disk0s2, major 14, minor 2
    CSRHIDTransitionDriver::probe: -S
    CSRHIDTransitionDriver::probe booting in single not match
    Extension “” has no kernel dependency
    Extension “” has no kernel dependency.

    I just ordered Apple OS 10.4 Tiger Full Retail Cds Manual G3/G4 Mac that came with 4 install disks and Xcode2 (development Tools) disk. And I am not sure which one to install or which one is the utility disk. I just got this macbook on christmas used. Please help ASAP! I need my macbook for my classes and cant affort high expences... Please help! Thank you in Advance!

    MacLover <3
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    Try working your way through the steps in this article:
    :apple: Mac OS X: Gray screen appears during startup

    I'm assuming that you didn't get OS X 10.4 Tiger discs with the MacBook and that's why you're purchasing them, if so, it won't work. Apple never sold a retail version of Tiger for Intel Macs. The retail copies of Tiger were PowerPC only. OS restore discs included with Intel Macs were generally machine specific. Finding the correct OS X Tiger disc could be a bit of a challenge.

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