stuck on grey screen....after EVERY update...help.

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  1. mrsollars macrumors regular

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    24'' alum. iMac. 2.4ghz

    every time i do a software update...that requires a restart.....i ok it.

    wait for the update......it's done....it starts to restart.....

    then it's stuck on the PRE "apple with spinning cog" screen.

    EVERY TIME....never happened with old white 24inch. just wondering.


    also...when i restart on my own...it doesn't do it. when i hold the power button after it's been on a greyscreen.....and then power back up....it doesn't do it.

    weird.
    thanks.
    matt
     
  2. mrsollars thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. groger macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I recently had the same thing after applying Updates ( Time Machine and Airport, Safari 3.1, Security Update). My macBook simply won't boot even in safe mode. I Finally managed to have it fixed. I don't know if it would work for you but you can try what I did :

    Boot in Single User Mode : ( Keep the keys Command + S pressed when booting).

    Type :
    fsck -fy
    mount -uw /

    update_dyld_shared_cache -force

    sync
    exit


    if it doesn't work , try to post the verbose output when booting :
    ( Have the Keys Command + V pressed when you turn your iMac on), and post the messages you see.

    hope this will help,

    Roger
     
  4. jodyfanning macrumors newbie

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    Aug 17, 2008
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    Same thing here

    I get exactly the same thing on a 20" Intel iMac with Core (original Intel). Ever since Leopard every time there is an update it gets stuck on the spinny thing and I have to force power off and restart. After that it starts normally :confused:.

    Anyone else?
     

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