4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 6, 2013 10:46 AM by Klaus1
Meesh MacNewbie Level 1 Level 1

Hi, my iMac originally came with the Tiger OS and I finally upgraded to Snow Leopard a few years ago. I've been having trouble with my iMac freezing up a lot & I would just force shut-down (holding down the power key for 5+ seconds) and then restart it. Well, finally, that trick stopped working because now when it starts, all I get is the background display: no apps, no nothing. I can't immediately locate my disc(s). Is there another way to reboot my system? Can I use something like Fedora instead? Help! I luv my iMac! I don't want to give it up!!!







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iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Allan Eckert Level 9 Level 9

    It sounds like your hard drive was either dying or getting severely corrupted. It has now reached the point where it no long is usable.


    Without an install DVD there is not much you are going to be able to correct the situation. A new Snow Leopard install DVD can still be purchased from Apple.


    Do you at least have a backup of the data on your disk?



  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    Hi , and a warm welcome to the forums!


    Allen is likely right, but...


    Tough without the Install disc, but some things to try...


    Does it boot to Single User Mode, CMD+s keys at bootup, if so try...


    /sbin/fsck -fy


    Repeat until it shows no errors fixed.


    (Space between fsck AND -fy important).


    Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck...



  • Lenka2sully Level 1 Level 1

    sorry to intrude..... BDAqua can you help?


    Darn! after os x 10.8.4 I lost my connection to infocus IN 104 projector.

    these are my options in system preferences>displays>

    resolution, brightness, and mirroring


    I am using DVI connector, everything worked fine until 10.8.4 latest upgrade...



    thank you

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8

    Your problem is completely different to that of the original poster of this thread, and it can be very confusing for everybody if we try to answer more than one question in each thread.


    In order for us to give your problem our undivided attention to try to solve it, would you kindly start your own thread, describing the trouble you are having in the fullest detail, including completing your details to show what Mac you are using, what operating system, and what version of the application in question. Please remember to post in the forum relevant to your hardware or version of OS X, namely Mountain Lion.