Reinstalled OS X & now I just get "restart your computer"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by HappyFox05, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. HappyFox05 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I just reinstalled OS X on our PowerBook & now I keep getting the grey "You must restart your computer" screen. Um - help?
     
  2. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    This is the obvious question, but have you tried doing what it says?
     
  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Which version of OS X? Why did you reinstall? Trying running the Apple Hardware Test, hold down the D key while starting up from the system DVD.
     
  4. HappyFox05 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I tried restarting it. :) The same thing happens.

    It's OS X 10.3.2, I think. I'm trying the Apple Hardware Check now - I'd tried to get there before & never could. It was option key & start - the "D" key didn't seem to produce a result.

    We'll see what happens - thanks!
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Sounds like you are installing an older version of OS than it needs.

    You can look up on everymac.com your model.
     
  6. HappyFox05 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, Apple Hardware Test says the RAM is fine but gave me a horrible error code for the hard drive. Heading to Google now to see what that means. :(
     

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