1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 24, 2012 9:52 PM by John Galt
provider12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

At startup my apple icon and spinning gear show on the grey screen then the apple icon changes to a circle/slash icon and gear continues to spin without going to login page. Can I start without using the startup disk?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • 1. Re: At startup?
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,390 points)

    Mac OS X: Gray screen appears during startup


    provider12 wrote:


    ... Can I start without using the startup disk?


    Most of the time this means your Mac cannot load an operating system, which means that you will need to boot from another device. Your original System Install DVD would be one choice, followed by attempting to use another Mac and FireWire Target Disk Mode.