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IMac OS Lion V 10.7.3

289 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2012 3:51 AM by Steve959 RSS
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Apr 29, 2012 3:17 AM

I'm experiencing bad booting on my Imac.

I've selected the booting with automatic login in my user (the only one present) with no any passoword set.

So I suppose to see my Imac booting "straight"...

Often, I see compare during the boot the loading bar below the apple logo, and at the end compares the gey screen with the password request.

Now I've got 2 possibilities, reboot and after that the PC works fine or enter the password.

If I enter the passwor the boot proceed, but when the Imac is ready is not comparing on the top bar the audio/volume function.

If I check on the setting all the audio selection are Grey and not posiible to modify.

I'm forced to reboot the Imac, and after that no any passwor ie requested and it's working fine.


I've found some info about, ma no any way to fix this bouring malfunctioning.


Some one has some idea about?


Many Thanks


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,385 points)
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    Apr 29, 2012 7:32 AM (in response to Steve959)

    It is not normal for it to run the disk check that you are seeing. It will always go to the login screen after that. I would imagine that something is corrupt on the drive.


    You should boot into the Recovery HD by holding down cmd-r on restart. When you see the gray screen, you can release the keys.


    Once booted into the Recovery HD, use Disk Utility to repair the disk.


    See About Lion Recovery:

  • Radiation Mac Level 5 Level 5 (4,630 points)
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    May 2, 2012 4:00 AM (in response to Steve959)

    You can insert the Original Installation Disk that came with your computer and run the AHT (Apple Hardware Test) or the Extended Apple Hardware Test to see if any components are failing.


    Hope this helps

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,385 points)
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    May 3, 2012 6:10 AM (in response to Steve959)

    Do you see the problem with all of that stuff disconnected?

    If it works without all of that connected, try connecting one thing at a time and see what happens. If you find that one thing is causing the problem, you might be able to find updated drivers.


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