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I'm getting a white screen after deleting languages

255 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 13, 2012 6:47 AM by vschafer RSS
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Dec 2, 2012 3:46 PM

I'm sure I did not delete English.  I just deleted a few unusual languages and iMac was still working after that.  But after a Restart, I'm getting a blank screen and I don't know what to do.  I'm running the latest OS version on my iMac (Intel).  What else should I do?

  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)

    See this note for Mountain Lion. This Apple note for all other versions is more complete with options.


    Sort of net of both ... boot into recovery mode by holding the command and r keys down, bring up Disk Utility and repair the disk. Try to boot. If still a blank screen, reboot into recovery mode and reinstall the operating system.

  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)

    You would want to download OS X 10.8 from the App Store via the recovery mode (boot with command + r keys held down).  There's no disk for the latest version, as it's all available online.

  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 2:11 PM (in response to vschafer)

    There's no disc for Lion either; it comes via the App Store as a download, same as ML.

  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 3:34 PM (in response to vschafer)

    You may have to do this as a two step process ... install Lion, which gains you access to the App store, then you can download Mountain Lion again.


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