4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 27, 2007 7:10 PM by Walking Bear
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My Power Mac G5 freezes at the gray boot screen with the apple logo and the spinning waiting circle. The waiting circle just keeps spinning and the fans become very loud. I also cannot boot into safe mode. I tried resetting PRAM but it didn't help. I am able to boot with the OS X Installation CD. From there I ran the Repair Disk. That didn't fix anything. From the installation CD I can open a terminal and I can see everything on my hard drive. I just can't boot from my hard drive.

I installed Eclipse on the Power Mac the day that I started having this problem. Eclipse worked fine for a couple hours, but it ended up crashing the system. I had to shutdown the computer by holding the power button and it hasn't booted up properly since.

Note: Before this problem had come up the computer was set up so I could choose to login to the machine locally or I could login to a server. Someone else set up the computer that way so I do not know if that might be part of the problem. We used the Power Mac with that type of login for nearly a year without any problems.

Power Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.9)