Weird eMac startup

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Zeke D, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Zeke D macrumors 6502a

    Zeke D

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    #1
    So here is the deal:

    I press ye olde power button and the chime happens right away. Then I have to wait 12 - 17 seconds on a grey screen before I see the apple logo. The grey screen does not have an old mac symbol or a hard drive or anything, just grey. Any ideas?

    eMac 1.00Ghz
    1.00 Gb Ram
    320GB HDD
    Superdrive (I think - it records DVDs)
    OAX Leopard
     
  2. 666sheep macrumors 68040

    666sheep

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    Reset PRAM, then ensure that you have Startup Disk set to your HDD (in sys prefs). Should back to normal after that.
     
  3. Zeke D thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Zeke D

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    No luck with the pram nvram reset. I also repaired disk permissions and verified disk. Anyone else have any ideas?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    You're wanting to reduce the gray screen at boot? Could it be the hard drive taking a long time to spin up and start working? Have you tried going into the Startup pref pane and selecting the correct startup disc?
     
  5. Zeke D thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Zeke D

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    Yep the correct partition s selected in the boot
     
  6. 666sheep macrumors 68040

    666sheep

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    Do you have any USB devices connected (such as hub, external HDD or even pendrive)?
    If so, try to disconnect them, reset PRAM and check if it would change anything.
     
  7. Zeke D thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Zeke D

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    Nope, none of that stuff either.
     

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