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imac wont boot

763 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2012 7:20 AM by Kvark RSS
marcusfromoslo Calculating status...
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My late 2008 iMac wont boot. I have tried everything that i understand but cannot accesss harddisk.

I cannot boot fron dvd -cd or usb. I would like to run diskutil from terminal to repair and verify. System hangs/ stops running, when i try command+v ,message that (vmcl: Module initialized.)

Command + s puts me in single user mode and i cannot run diskutil.

Safe start is also not working.

I have all my work on imac and depserately need help.

Any ideas ???

Imac 2008 24" 3.06GHZ/2GB/500GB/SD8X/GF8800GS/512.

Downloaded and installed Lion recently, all software is ligitimate.

Running vmware / Vista, occasionally.


Machine just stopped, froze up.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Kvark Calculating status...
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    Feb 24, 2012 12:50 AM (in response to marcusfromoslo)

    I also have the same problem, have you managed to figure anything out?

    I've tried everything I can think of, except booting it in fireware-mode and do something from there.

    Whatever I try to do it always ends up right after "vmci: Module initialized"

  • Kvark Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 26, 2012 7:20 AM (in response to marcusfromoslo)

    Do you know what the module was? What parts of the computer did they replace?


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