2624 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 1, 2008 5:34 PM by spudnuty
Hi jenveitch and Welcome to Apple Discussions,
I had a message on my iMac that my startup disk was full and then it wouldn't run any applications so I decided to restart the machine.
First try starting it in target mode:
If it will go into target mode you can save your stuff via FireWire to another Mac as per that site.
When everything is saved "get info" about that hard drive and see if it really is full. If not the OS might be corrupted. If it is full try dumping as much as you can and try restarting. If it won't restart and in either case it might require a reinstall of the OS.
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Thanks for that Richard. The machine does indeed start up in Target disk mode and I get the firewire icon though I've just realised that I don't have a firewire cable (must have given it away with my old first generation iPod!).
I'll get a cable ordered from Apple and hopefully that will enable me to connect it to my MacBook and sort the problem out - I can't see any other way of fixing it!