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Jun 21, 2014

I am aware there are others threads of my problem however they date back years ago and after trying their solutions it still does not work. 

After using Time Machine to restore my hard drive from a backup, I can't get past the white loading screen with apple logo after system restart during restore process. Ive gone into disk utility and repaired hard drive - it's fine. So I know this is a software glitch. I've also tried resetting SMC & PRAM (whatever those mean). No success and i cannot get past the white loading screen. 

I'm running Mavericks (latest) on a late 2009 iMac

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