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iMac Won't Boot After Software Update

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Jun 27, 2009 11:17 AM
Yesterday I clicked to install and restart my computer in Software Update. When it started back up, however, I got the gray screen, then the apple logo and swirly-thing, and then it crashed. Any help?
iMac (late 2006), Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • iSMH Level 5 Level 5 (4,310 points)
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    Jun 27, 2009 11:48 AM (in response to Penguin Boy93)
    Sounds like one of the updates didn't take. Try a Safe Boot.

    If you have another Mac around, put the iMac in target disk mode, download and run the 10.5.7 Combo Update on the iMac's hard drive and see if that doesn't get you going.
    2.93Ghz 24-inch iMac, 2.4Ghz Black MacBook, iPhone 3GS, Other Misc. Macs, Mac OS X (10.5.7), I'm certified to setup, repair, deploy (and hug) Macs for a living.
  • iSMH Level 5 Level 5 (4,310 points)
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    Jun 27, 2009 7:19 PM (in response to Penguin Boy93)
    The Combo Update includes all previous updates, and can often correct such issues.
    2.93Ghz 24-inch iMac, 2.4Ghz Black MacBook, iPhone 3GS, Other Misc. Macs, Mac OS X (10.5.7), I'm certified to setup, repair, deploy (and hug) Macs for a living.
  • iSMH Level 5 Level 5 (4,310 points)
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    Jun 27, 2009 7:20 PM (in response to Penguin Boy93)
    +Also....not sure if this may be any help....but when I ran "verify disk permissions" from the install disk, it said "Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit."+

    If you try to verify or repair the disk itself - not just the permissions - what happens?
    2.93Ghz 24-inch iMac, 2.4Ghz Black MacBook, iPhone 3GS, Other Misc. Macs, Mac OS X (10.5.7), I'm certified to setup, repair, deploy (and hug) Macs for a living.

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