435 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2007 4:47 PM by J.C
I think Tchun meant the grey startup screen with apple logo and the spinning circle. I've heard a few instance of 10.4.9 update breaking OS X, were you doing something else while installing the latest update?
I'm not sure how so solve this problem, but first you can try boot with your install DVD and use disc utility to check the hard drive for errors.
Someone else with more info on this?
I had exactly the same problem on my machine when I updated. I ran applejack in single user mode and removed all the machine and user caches. The machine then restarted with no problems.
If you have applejack installed run it, otherwise try the following:
Boot the computer into single user mode holding down the command + S keys. Then when you reach the command line type in fsck -y then hit enter, note the space. If that doesn't work then your hard drive is journalled and you will need to type in fsck -f then hit enter. When the HD check is done type reboot then hit enter.
If that doesn't work you may need to reinstall your system software. If you do reinstall the software do an archive and install so you don't lose all your documents.
iMac 20" Intel Core 2Duo, 1Gb Ram Mac OS X (10.4.9)