OS X :: Stuck On Blue Screen During Startup? - Snow Leopard Bootcamp Win 7

Nov 9, 2009

OS: Snow Leopard Bootcamp Win 7, Ubuntu 9.10.Problem: I felt I would be nice to the iMac and shut it down after a hard days work. I woke up the next morning, turned it on, and it loads up past the gray screen, then goes to the dark blue snow leopard screen. From there I DO NOT get a mouse pointer. I get zip, zilch, nothing.I have let it sit over night just to make sure it wouldn't surprise me. Remedies tried:Booting to safe mode. Boots fine but when it gets to the blue screen it doesn't do anything else.Booting to single user mode. From there I renamed the com.apple.loginwindow and the com.apple.startup file. Didn't do anything.Resetting PRAM, VRAM, ram, jingle bell, any key, * key, I've tried resetting everything possible and not possible. WHY computer gods? WHY?


OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: IMac Stuck At Blue Screen - Will Not Do Anything

May 18, 2012

My iMac has a blue screen and will not do anything at all!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.1)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Blue Screen And Spinning Wheel At Startup

Apr 1, 2012

I had permission problems (locked time machine drive) so I did a full time machine restore.

Did the restart after the restore. Machine won't reboot. I get 'bong', apple logo on grey screen as per normal.

Then blue screen and spinning wheel for approx 7 seconds Then blue screen and black pointer for approx 2 seconds The blue screen spinning wheel / black pointer repeats. Also can't start up from Snow Leopard DVD.

I get exactly the same scenario. I have held down the power key at got the tone. Still won't start. It's an Imac (white one) 1.8Gig Dual with 1.5 gig of ram.

Running Snow leopard. I can see my disc over the ethernet; it is still there as it was sharing with my other machine.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Macbook Pro Blue Screen With Spinning Disk, Won't Startup

Apr 18, 2012

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OS X :: Blue Screen In Snow Leopard?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: One Of The Two Accounts Appear With Blue Screen

May 28, 2012

I have a 2006 Mac Mini using Snow leopard OS X 10.6.8.It will start up to show the 2 User accounts that are set up however when one of the accounts is selected all that appears is a totally blue screen with only my mouse curser working on it. Is there a fix for this?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Blue Screen Before Login

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After upgrading from Leapard to Snow Leapard a few weeks ago on my macbook there has been a blue screen flashing before the login screen. Is this normal? Or am I being peranoid? could it be that i installed app cleaner? I unistalled app cleaner and it still did the same.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Sudden Blue Screen Crash?

Sep 28, 2009

I am on a brand new 3.06 GHz iMac. Installed Snow Leopard, 10.6.1. In general I don't experience any of the problems other people seem to have. But twice now my screen has turned blue while I am in the middle of something. All the open apps disappear and the Finder seems to relaunch. It only takes a few seconds. I don't have steps to reproduce it. Both times I had several apps open and had video/DVD running in the background.

Has anybody seen this?

I am a notorious file-saver which means I haven't lost much work through this but if it keeps happening I might have to go back to Leopard.

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OS X :: Unable To Install Snow Leopard/blue Screen?

Aug 30, 2009

getting really annoyed here, installed snow leopard on 24" iMac 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and all seems to go ok until it restarts

it just hangs on the blue screen for hours and hours, even a power off/on results in the same problem

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Jun 9, 2010

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Blue Screen After Putting In Disk?

May 11, 2012

I upgraded from Leopard to Snow Leopard and I wanted to restore my computer so I found directions that said I should put the snow leopard disk back in the computer and restart it.  Well, I did that and now all I have is a blue screen.  What do I do!?!?  I've tried manually turning it on/off and it will turn off, but still goes back to blue screen with nothing on it.

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OS X :: 10.6.1 Snow Leopard Hangs And Blue Horizontal Lines On Screen?

Nov 2, 2009

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During this freeze, I can still move my mouse, but I am unable to click on anything on the dock or any program. Moving the mouse over the dock does not invoke the magnification either. I have to do a hard reset to fix the problem.

Also every once in a while, a long blue horizontal line will appear in on the screen. (sometimes their in iChat windows, sometimes safari, and sometimes the desktop as shown in the photo).

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Screen Goes Black Just As The Blue Background Appears?

Apr 26, 2012

I have an iMac 21inch, Late 2009.  I found after it was runing really slow that my hard drive was failing.  It told me there were SMART errors on the drive.  The computer is out of warranty and I'm in the middle of no where so i have no Mac store to take it to.  I bought a new drive, same model, and installed it into the computer.  It turns on fine, but after the Apple logo and spinning coge wheel the screen flashes, shows the blue back ground like its going to load the desktop and then goes black. 

I've tried connecting an external monitor to it and shows up like an extended display.  I've tried connecting it to another Mac, a Mini, and the Mini can boot off the iMacs hard drive just fine.  If it Target Disk mode the Mini and boot the iMac I get the same flash of blue desktop then it goes black.  

This is where it gets weird though, I'm sure your thinking, ok the screen is going bad...  BUT,  I boot off an Ubuntu CD, or the AHT disk and it loads fine and has no turning black.  Its only when booting into the Mac OS or the installation disk.   

One last note is that when its at the black screen and I'm sure its loaded the desktop, if I hold the power button down for about 3-4 seconds, till I hear a click.  I then press the button again right away and the screen flashes on showing me the desktop and everything, for about 2 seconds...   

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Stuck In Grey Screen?

Apr 26, 2012

My  MBP(#1) is stuck in grey screen.  I've tried 4 or 5 of the steps suggested to get the computer to boot up.  I used Target Disk Mode to copy hard disk files to my other MBP(#2), then inserted the Mac OSX install disk, then turned off the MBP(#1) and restarted with the C key held down.  Instead of getting the OSX installation, it remained grey and gave me repeating 3-beeping sounds.  What does this mean?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Shutdown - Blue Screen And Progress Wheel Just Spinning

Mar 4, 2010

I upgraded to Snow Leopard and a few days later when i went to shutdown my mac pro after i woke it up, i got the blue screen and progress wheel just spinning. After calls with Apple, running both long and short hardware tests, 3 snow leopard discs, a clean install, 2 upgrades, the tech gave up. The clean install was a bare bones install with no applications installed. I would now have to take it into a repair shop and pay for software tests. This is a one year old mac pro with apple care. I used Time Machine to restore to leopard, and all is ok. Has anyone heard of this problem? I'm quit happy to stick with Leopard, but am upset that an apple software problem has to be fixed and paid for by me. I assume if it was a hardware problem it would show up in Leopard.

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OS X :: Won't Fix Snow Leopard Sleep Freeze / Slow And Showing Blue Screen

Jul 30, 2010

1. When closing the lid or pressing the power button the computer freezes, the fans start spinning fast it stays like that until it drains the battery. This happens every time.

2. Start-up times are very long, like 3 or 4 minutes. This also happens every time.

3. Now after a fresh snow leopard install it doesn't even start up completely, as it stays showing a light blue background and I can hear the music of the introductory animation.

4. Also, the keyboard is unresponsive at the login screen, but the mouse cursor moves and the display goes to sleep normally. Clicking anywhere with the mouse also produces no effect.

5. It seems to work OK in safe mode.

The macbook worked ok with the factory installed Tiger. The SL DVD is OK, as its installation has been tested on another Mac. The machine's advanced hardware test passed successfully. Resetting Pram and SMC did not solve the problem.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Installation Stuck At Boot Up Screen?

Aug 31, 2009

I put the install disc in and went threw the windows, it started installing so I left it for a while, when I come back it has the gray apple and the spiny boot up screen, I thought no problem its just restarting after the install. Now its been like this for almost an hour. Anyone have any ideas, I'm afraid to push the power button fearing it might screw up the install.

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Oct 23, 2010

I just tried to update my 2008 Macbook from Leopard to Snow Leopard. Install went fine but all of the sudden I got an error message, accompanied big yellow triangle with a black exclamation mark telling me that the install has failed without any further info. I rebooted and Snow Leopard was trying to install again. I thought 'why not' and continued. Then, when I had to pick a disk to install on, my Macbook harddrive couldn't be found. I thought 'screw this I'll stick to Leopard' and rebooted. After that it just stuck on the grey screen with the Apple and the loading animation. How I can fix this or at least save my files?

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OS X :: MacBook Just Stuck On Blue Screen?

Oct 3, 2009

I'm using Macbook Pro Unibody (late 2008). 2.4GHz, 2GB Ram. Mac OS X. So I'm in the library right now and tried to start my computer, and it is just stuck on the blue screen. It worked fine like an hour ago, I don't know what happened. So I hear the chime, and the white screen with apple logo. And then, blue screen and I see that little circle thing going around and around on and off, but nothing. I do hear the fan and hardware. I tried to do PRAM reset, but it doesn't work? I tried to look for other posts with similar symptoms, but couldn't find anything.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Finder Flicker On Blue Screen And Restarts Quitting All Open Apps

Apr 27, 2012

Finder will flick to blue screen for a split second and restart quitting all open apps. Not restarting the iMac, but just Finder? I've ran Disk Utility and found no problems and also ran a Hardware Test and found no problems.The only indication I have is in Console which without posting the whole log the below lines stand out to me as potential issues:

HIToolbox: received notification of WindowServer event port death.
This line is present numerous times with each application name that was open next to it indicating to me a reason each app has quit?Then a long list of this line repeated;
com.apple.fontd [58544] FODBCheck: foRec->annexNumber != kInvalidAnnexNumber (0)
Followed by:
com.apple.WindowServer[58526] WindowServer[58526] <Error>: kCGErrorFailure: Set a breakpoint @ CGErrorBreakpoint() to catch errors as they are logged.

This happened once yesterday and a few times today so it's becoming more regular...

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Stuck In Boot Screen - Windows Boots Fine

Mar 8, 2010

So as the title explains, since last Friday I've been trying to figure out why my Macbook Pro started getting stuck on the boot screen with the spinning gear. Sometimes a progress bar appear and it fills like 1/20th of the way and goes back to the spinning gear. However, if I boot into Windows 7, it works fine. I tried using the Snow Leopard install disk to get into disk utility and it won't even boot from cd (For reference, I tried the hold-c command to boot into the cd). The I tried resetting the PRAM, the SMC reset and the fsk thing, no bananas. I have this Macbook Pro since June 2009. I'm shot of ideas, if you guys have no idea what's wrong its a call to Apple, or a meeting with a "Genius" ugh.

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Sep 21, 2010

i have the 13 in unibody macbook pro. 10.6 snow leopardd

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i did a hardware test and it said everything was fine..

i dont care about this on my hard drive i just wanna get it running again

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MacBook Pro :: Stuck At Blue Screen - Cannot Access Anything

Dec 8, 2010

I have a Macbook Pro, have had it for about a couple of years now. Monday of this week, the computer was acting a little sluggish, so I decided to shut down the computer, let it cool down for a couple of hours, then turn it back on later. Well, once I decided to do that, I noticed after the grey screen & Apple logo screen appeared, the screen showed about 2 different versions of blue & stayed on the blue screen. After 3-5 minutes I knew something was wrong, so I just tried restarting, nothing worked. So I google up similar problems, none have a conclusive ending. I didn't recently install any new hardware, all I did recently was sync new photos from a trip to NYC. I've tried a PRAM Reset, SMC Reset. Boot from Snow Leopard CD, ran Disk Utility, repair disk permissions and repaired the disk, tried a reinstall of Snow Leopard, Install failed.

I checked the log, it says:
Failed to load (or something along the lines of that).

So, I went and got the Leopard disk that came with the computer and tried an archive and install, 15 mins later Install failed once again, yet it used about 4 GB in the process, so I went from 82 GB to 78 GB of space available. So I put in the SL disk once again and tried to see if I still had the files on my HD still there by goign all of the way to the section where it asks you to accept the license agreement and if you want to save it. I clicked save to search my files, and they're still there, but I can't access them. I'm currently stuck at Purdue in the middle of Indiana and the nearest Apple Store is over an hour away. I really need to get my files off of that MBPro. If I can't even login, how can I go about doing so if I have a iMac with over 800GB of space & an ethernet cable?

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OS X :: Computer Stuck At Blue Screen After Updates

Mar 31, 2009

I have had problems with 2 different Macbooks this last 2 weeks. 1 Macbook 2,4Ghz latest release and 1 Macbook pro that I cant remember specs on (the aluminum one without any black around display) etc. They say that they did some updates and restarted computer. When the mac starts up it comes all the way to login screen but when I click the user to login with there is only a blue screen with mouse arrow displayed.

I have tried a couple of things:
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Hold apple+p+r on boot
Boot on install disk and repaired diskpermissions
Other (brand new) RAM in both slots
Put disk in another macbook (exact same version)

Nothing of the above helped so I installed a new disk in the macbook install fresh OS and used the guide to clone everything from the original disk in a firewire case. When I did this it worked for a while but after a couple of restarts it was back at the bluescreen again. So to fix this I finally did a new OS install and copied files by hand. desktop, documents, movies and that kind of stuff. Not any library files, preferences and stuff. So now it works but since I got another with the same problem today. Anyone heard of bad firmware or updates released last couple of weeks or have any other ideas? No external devices attached.

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Feb 17, 2009

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Aug 31, 2010

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MacBook Pro :: Stuck On Blue Screen During Reboot

Apr 18, 2012

I emptied my cache on Safari and my computer stayed frozen for a few minutes. I decided to re-boot, but every time I do so, it goes from the gray Apple screen to a blue screen and stops right there. I don't get the spinning wheel, but rather the black arrow that I can move about the blue screen, but nothing else.

Here's what I've tried with no success.
1. Re-booting via Safe Mode (Command-Shift). Instead of freezing on the blue screen, it asks for my password and after a few seconds it stops on the Snow Leopard Pink/Black Stars background. Same result, only the background is different
2. Resetting PRAM - No luck
3. Re-booting with the Snow Leopard DVD and using Disk Utility. I follow the necessary steps online. No luck

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Sep 1, 2007

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Sep 28, 2007

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May 31, 2012

Original MacBook Pro is stuck on blue screen. Restarted, then went to gray background with the apple logo....now on to a plain blus screen......isn't moving off of that. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Original MacBook Pro w/ core duo

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May 7, 2012

All I get is gray screen in start up.

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May 14, 2012

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May 25, 2012

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May 31, 2012

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Jun 16, 2012

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Nov 24, 2010

I've restarted my computer to factory settings, but for wahtever reason, it has been stuck on the blue screen (similar to what you see when you turn on a mac) and refuses to go beyond that. Does anybody know why this mite be happening??? did i do something to mess it up??? (earlier i restarted it when it first hit the blue screen because i thought it froze or something). Is there something i can do to fix this problem?

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Mar 30, 2009

Everything was fine until this morning when i came into work, started up my Macbook as usual from sleep mode. was able to use OS X for a little while, had to leave to go onsite so i locked my screen (i use sizzle keys and made Command + L to lock my screen to the log on prompt). as soon as the cube spins to the logon screen, BOOM, all i see is the solid light blue screen just sit there. i walk away and 5 minutes later, it's still on there, can't recover or go back to my desktop, so i force shut down (hit the power button, and attempt to reboot the OS X. then thats when it all gets bad. Everytime i boot into OS X it just sits there with the blue screen and flickers back and forth with the gray gear wheel spinning and so forth.

Ok, so next check, i go to boot into my Boot Camp partition into Vista. no problems, was able to boot in my boot camp partition without any problems (im typing this in boot camp at this moment.)

So far i've been able to boot into my Boot Camp and the OS X Restore Disc without any problems.

I booted into the OS X boot disc, and ran Disk Utility, ran the perrmissions check and the disk check and both fixed problems aparently on my OS X partition. went to boot back into OS X, blue screen.

So now i do the PRAM and NVRAM reset doing Command+Option+P+R and again booted into OS X. blue screen.

Booted into Safe Mode (Safe Boot) took awhile, but again. stuck at blue screen and if i press any keys or move the mouse, the grey gear spins for like 10 seconds and just goes back to the blue screen. and the process goes over and over again.

(later on this afternoon) I even ran FSCK to check the volume for problems. "it appears to be OK"

The good thing atleast in this situation is that i can access my OS X partition in Vista (via MacDrive) without any problems, so if having to reload my previous Time Machine backup (which stupid me forgot to back up my system over 60 days ago ) or having to just Archive my OS X and reinstall it, that will have to be my final choice. But i don't REALLY want to have to do this all over again if at all possiable.

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