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  • 15. Re: 10.5.6 and startup loop
    Zan B Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Sure thing, Picchu. I've found that Disk Warrior is a great utility for repairing file structures. You can also try "Repair Disk" in Disk Utility, and see if that works. Would you please copy & paste the results here?
  • 16. Re: 10.5.6 and startup loop
    a brody Level 9 Level 9 (63,255 points)
    Yes Disk Warrior can repair file structures, but I would not work on a system without a backup when the file structure is questionable in the first place. The first step is Data Rescue, Filesalvage, or Boomerang to attempt to rescue as much information as possible. Telling the difference between a file structure issue which Disk Warrior can repair, and can't is nearly impossible, and if your drive is nearing its end of life, you want to get information off it as soon as possible.
  • 17. Re: 10.5.6 and startup loop
    jondhoughton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I left mine looping for maybe 45 minutes and it came up...no problems since. The install went without a problem, but it kept hanging at the white apple screen, rebooting after 5 minutes or so, and doing it over and over.
  • 18. Re: 10.5.6 and startup loop
    vincibleman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    in the early days of OS X, some of the software updates i performed would leave the machine hanging for upwards of an hour...not conducive to happiness, i know, but it happened to me...!

    keep us informed with whether you are able to fix your machine!
  • 19. Re: 10.5.6 and startup loop
    Douglas Parks Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    I am seeing something similar. My boot times have gone through the roof. It now takes about 5 minutes for the OS to load. Grey screen for a couple, apple logo for a couple then finally load. I was on with the support folks for a while, and we cleaned the cache, but eventually this came back. This is on a mini doing the standard update. I should have learned long ago to do the combo....
  • 20. Re: 10.5.6 and startup loop
    eggrollstan Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    If your computer does not seem to get past the grey screen, attempt a startup in Safe Mode.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455

    Basically, starting up the computer and holding down the "Shift" key. This will force a file system check of the operating system, and will in most cases fix any kind of file corruption that might be causing the stall. This will also clear out some caches. And the startup will take a bit longer than usual.

    After this is done, just restart the computer again after it is successful.
  • 21. Re: 10.5.6 and startup loop
    Mac User Totally frustrated Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    As soon as i updated to this new firmware my Macbook pro shuts off in battery mode battery is at 77% when it dies. Once i connect the power cable it works fine. Anyone having this problem??????
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