465 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2012 1:23 PM by mten44
Approx two months ago I did a clean install of Lion on my Intel iMac due to some general bugginess and slowness. Following the install everything seemed to be running fine until yesterday when I started getting the beach ball doing some very basic tasks (opening email, Safari, etc). Not thinking much of it I restarted and was greeted with this after the restart:
Did some searching on this topic and wasn't able to find any difinitive answers on what this means and while I came across some posts that said this issue was resolved by a fresh install, I still suspect my HD is failing and the root of the problems. So I concluded the following:
1. If it's motherboard related I won't be able to start up using a secondary start up disk
2. If it's the HD I won't be able to access the files on it when I start up using a secondary disk
3. If its OS related, a fresh install will resolve the issue
So the computer started right up using a secondary start up disk, I was able to access the files on the HD when I started up using the secondary disk, and a reinstall of Lion netted a big fat circle-slash once again.
At this point I think it's the HD.
Anyone have any thoughts or ideas on what might be going on?