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Oct 27, 2009

My IMac is about 1 year old. It is a 20 inch 2.4 intel iMac. It froze today the mouse wouldn't move or anything. My kids were messing around with it. So I just turned it off and back on. After a couple of minutes of gray screen a folder with a question mark flashes over and over again. So I got on my macbook to see what it meant, I found out that the iMac couldn't find its start up disk. So I went to apple support trouble shooting and it said start it up using the install disc which I did. It said go to start up utility and repair the disc. The start up disc doesn't show up, so they said if that happens reset the PRAM, which I did like 3 times, and nothing. They said if all these steps fail just reinstall using the installation disc. Which I did but when it said where would you like to install Mac OS X, you would normally see the Hard Drive Icon and it is gone, there is nothing there.


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Jul 12, 2009

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panic(cpu 0 caller 0x004384FF): "unable to find driver for this platform: "ACPI".
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Debugger called: <panic>
Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
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Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Unknown

Mac OS version:
Not yet set

Kernel version:
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Oct 23, 2009

Yesterday I erase the windows partition on my macbook pro through bootcamp.

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Unfortunately my Leopard install disk doesn't work anymore (really really strange, it's perfect without any scratch) and I can only use a old tiger disk. So I can see that it's no more present any startup disk!!! Bootcamp deleted my mac startup disck.

Through the terminal I can see that alls my data are presents!

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Feb 27, 2012

I am trying to update my system and I am being told that my start up disk is full.Can any one tell me how to delete items off the start up disk?

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May 16, 2012

Okay, so my iMac has been slowing down recently and I have gotten the pop-up saying the start up disk is full.  When I got this, I went through and deleted a lot of things and moved things onto my external hard-drive.  I can't remember how much space it got me, but it only lasted a few days. The same pop-up came up and I was confused because I hadn't really downloaded anything or done anything to use that space.  Okay, so I delete more stuff. This second time I deleted enough (my whole downloads folder I forgot about) to get 15GB of space back.  That was just a few days ago. Today, I got the same pop-up and had only 1GB of space left. I haven't downloaded ANYTHING especially 14GB worth at least for me to run out of space again.

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Jan 4, 2010

Yes I plugged in the block heater.....
Tried to reset the SMC (apple's only advice)
Tried to kick it into boot menu... no luck

managed to boot to Leopard install disk. backed into Disk Utility.... Verify System Disk produces: "Invalid B-tree node size...Disk Verify / Repair fail".

too bad too sad... no more information.

I don't know enough to know whether this is a SW failure or a drive failure, and my searches has led me here.

Also, my very first post in a forum, I read the rules and I hope I have found the right forum for this query.

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Mar 14, 2010

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Nov 16, 2008

I have a G5 iMac - 2.1 ghz, 20", 250gb hd and 3gb ram, but it has been having problems starting up and it is also going to sleep midway through a task or at random times totally unprompted.

It now almost never starts up first time (I keep the iMac mains power lead always connected and the mains electricity supply turned on at all times now)- sometimes I will get the 'Start-up Chime' and then the cooling fans start spinning very loudly and then after a few seconds the iMac stops the start-up routine, but often when I try to start-up I don't even get the 'Start-up Chime' and I have to leave it for some time before trying again.

I can also now only get the iMac to run as a Firewire Target Disc by starting up with the T key held down and then using an old G4 (400mhz) Powerbook Titanium as the screen/keyboard by using the iMac HD as the startup disc for the Powerbook but this is obviously just a temporary work around.

I have also tried backing up all my data, and reinstalling the Mac OS X onto the iMac but the iMac still will not start-up normal and I still have to use it just as a Firewire HD.

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Jun 11, 2009

I have an Intel IMAC, which is now out of warranty as I have had it for 16 months (and I was dumb enough not to get AppleCare). A few days back, my computer would not startup and everytime I hit the power button, I would hear some spinning noise but no chime from the iMAC. Yesterday, I tried it again and this time I heard the chime but the monitor did not start. I was then able to SSH into the MAC and see that it is indeed connected to the network and booted up, but the screen is still dead. Any ideas what I should do before the painful trip to the apple store ?

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Apr 27, 2010

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So here's some questions, First, is there any instruction I can take to solve the issue, or if the disk unfortunately crashed any possible chance I can rescue the data (My vital working data achieve is inside) using application or else.

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Jan 14, 2011

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I installed 10.4.11 and 9.2.2 on two partitions of another hard drive - same results. I Reset-all in Open Firmware. Pressed the PMU reset. I'm out of ideas.

I really hope I'm not the only one to experience this.

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Jul 10, 2008

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