2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2014 1:17 AM by Paul_31
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Apologies to those wiser in dealing with this. I have Apple everything but am totally stumped with my iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010)  booting up and then not doing anything except sitting there with the apple symbol on a white screen with the grey mini-circular slashed like a clock little spinner going on and on and on. It seems to be freezing up  and locked somehow.


The last time it did boot... I was attempting to install Mavericks. Can anyone please possibly walk me through a few suggestions?



Thank you very much! 

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010)
Solved by Paul_31 on Jan 29, 2014 1:17 AM Solved

Once you've booted into Recovery Mode, see if Disk Utility needs to repair the HD. From the four options choose Disk Utility, select Macintosh HD and click on Repair Disk. If anything gets changed click on repair disk again until you get a clean pass. Once done restart as normal from the Apple menu.


If you're still having have a look at this link for suggestions:


Reply by MK_stark_industries on Jan 29, 2014 12:39 AM Helpful

Have you tried starting up in recovery mode (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4718) ? Pressing Command + R on boot will get you there.



Where did the installation of Maverick got stuck?

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