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945 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 12, 2008 6:28 PM by berniek
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2008 7:08 AM (in response to shrimpcreolesurf)Most likely you have bad hardware somewhere. The usual suspects are memory and the HD. You can check memory by swapping out chips (if possible). You can try running the Apple hardware test - sometimes it will identify hardware issues. Make sure you have all 3rd party periphherals disconnected as well.
You can try holding down command-V at startup to see if you get any clues as to what is causing the panic.
JeffG3's to Intels and everything in between., Mac OS X (10.5), Still supporting 9.x to 10.x
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2008 7:21 AM (in response to shrimpcreolesurf)I would try starting in safe mode. If it starts then it's probably some third party font or extension.
After that I would start up from the install disk and repair the directory and permissions with disk utility
Worse comes to worse, try an archive and install.Intel MacPro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2008 9:09 PM (in response to arnamy1)Not sure where to go from here?
I ran a disk repair (no problems) and repaired permissions. I then started in Safe Mode. It started fine. Moved from the gray screen to the blue screen, but then ends looping in and out of the beach ball.
What now? Thank you so much for you help!!!Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2008 6:28 PM (in response to shrimpcreolesurf)I was having exactly the same problem. I even completely erased my hard drive and reinstalled MacOS 10.5.4 from the CD. No exotic software...just Office2008. There are two things that seem to be in common each time:
1) I updated to 10.5.5
2) I changed permissions not allowing guests to read or write to my disk
There is an old problem with MacOS X Server that sounds very similar. Could the old bug (from 2001!!!) be back in 10.5.5? The solution recommended in the link below worked for me:
1) Reboot into "single user mode" (hold command-S)
2) Enter the following: chmod a+rwx
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20010719155649994MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.5)