4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 12, 2014 7:59 AM by ronaldo1601
ecbmixman Level 1 (15 points)

I am having a problem where my iMac shuts down automatically after starting it up. To preface this problem, about an hour before it started doing this, the system began lagging really bad where I was always getting the beach ball of death when ever I cllicked on something. After a restart, I was no longer able to get to the log in screen. The computer just turns off after the apple logo is on the screen for about 30 seconds.


I think I need to boot from the install disc and wipe the system and install fresh. Thankfully I have backups to restore from.


Is this familiar to anyone?


Thanks for any assistance.

20" iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo