3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2012 7:20 AM by Kvark
marcusfromoslo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My late 2008 iMac wont boot. I have tried everything that i understand but cannot accesss harddisk.

I cannot boot fron dvd -cd or usb. I would like to run diskutil from terminal to repair and verify. System hangs/ stops running, when i try command+v ,message that (vmcl: Module initialized.)

Command + s puts me in single user mode and i cannot run diskutil.

Safe start is also not working.

I have all my work on imac and depserately need help.

Any ideas ???

Imac 2008 24" 3.06GHZ/2GB/500GB/SD8X/GF8800GS/512.

Downloaded and installed Lion recently, all software is ligitimate.

Running vmware / Vista, occasionally.

 

Machine just stopped, froze up.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • 1. Re: imac wont boot
    Kvark Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I also have the same problem, have you managed to figure anything out?

    I've tried everything I can think of, except booting it in fireware-mode and do something from there.

    Whatever I try to do it always ends up right after "vmci: Module initialized"

  • 2. Re: imac wont boot
    marcusfromoslo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hei, just to let you know. I gave up and delivered my machine to mac repair. It turned out that a module error was the cause of my problems. They have since replaced the defective part and my machine works like a dream. No reinstalling either, all existing files and software are intact.

  • 3. Re: imac wont boot
    Kvark Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Do you know what the module was? What parts of the computer did they replace?