Start up hang blue screen

Discussion in 'macOS' started by yagran, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. yagran macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2007
    Brighton, East Sussex, UK
  2. yagran thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2007
    Brighton, East Sussex, UK
    sorry for my impatience, can anyone help out?
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Try booting into Safe Boot. That should allow the computer to rebuild any files that might be corrupted. If that doesn't work, then you might be looking at a reinstall of some sort.
  4. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    My guess is that something being started by your launchd is causing it.

    Try Safe Boot:
    1. Power down the Mac
    2. Hold the shift key
    3. Turn the Mac on
    4. Continue holding Shift until the Apple appears

    This will start Safe Boot, Safe Mode and eventually Safe Login

    If it works fine, then it is likely LaunchAgent or StartupItem. I would take this time to disable Automatic Login for now to make troubleshooting easier.

    Using Console:

    Take a look in Console (/Applications/Utilities/ and see if you can find out what it causing it. It is best to know approximately what time this was happening.

    If you find something, disable that item. It could be something defined in Login Items via Account Preferences or it could be an item in /Library/LaunchAgent or ~/Library/LaunchAgents

    New User Account
    If you are unable to find anything, disable automatic login (as mentioned above) and create a new user account. Start the computer up normally and login with the new user account. If it works fine, the problem is specific to your account, so focus on Login Items and ~/Library/LaunchAgents.

    It may not be LaunchAgents or LoginItems
    It is possible for something else to be causing the problem. DirectoryServices could be crashing for some reason. But let's cross that bridge when we come to it.

    If Safe Boot does not work
    If Safe Boot does not correct the problem, then you need to try some other things such as:

    Repairing Permissions
    Disk Repair

    This can be done via the OS X Installation DVD or Single User Mode.

    This should get you started.

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