Question about Apple eMac G4 Desktop
When I start my e-mac, the process of start up is as follows
White screen Grey apple, pinwheel.
Next screen I get the "starting mac os x" Blue screen and white box with task bar. When the task bar is filled and complete, it sits like that and does not proceed any further. I hope I did not loose all of my Itunes and video editing!! :(
I am new to Mac and hope this is simple. Thank you.
Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck
Mac OS X: How to start up in single-user or verbose mode
If that doesn't help, try booting into Safe Mode and see what happens, if it comes up hopefully another restart may solve, if not, you can at least use this as a starting point to try and resolve. Safe Mode will allow you to get around, surf, etc...
What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?
Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode
If Safe Mode comes up alright, I would install AppleJack, excellent troubleshooting article can be found here... Troubleshooting Tools: AppleJack Another excellent free tool for performing maintenance is Onyx (be sure to download the right version for your system). Install the package, then run it, it will check your drive and the structure, after this, click on the automation tab and check on everything for Maintenance, Clear Cache, Cleaning, and check on Reset -> LaunchServices database and Mail's Envelope Index. When it completes, restart. Repeat any time something seems flaky, if not try to run at least once a month.
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
WHEN I START UP MY EMAC I GET A BLANK SCREEN ???
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Check for a failing hard drive
Trying booting from the Mac OS X install disc.
insert the Mac OS X install disc.
press the start button, while holding down the "C" key on the keyboard
Once you are running from the disc. go to Disk Utilities select the hard drive click the "repair permissions" button at the bottom.
If you get any red errors listed or it doesn't seem to finish repairing the permissions you have a failing hard drive and it will need to be replaced.
If you have repaired the permissions without any errors, you need to reinstall the Operating System.
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