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?


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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.

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Mar 4, 2010

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Apr 26, 2012

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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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Aug 31, 2009

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Apr 26, 2012

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Oct 23, 2010

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Dec 26, 2009

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Oct 3, 2009

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Mar 8, 2010

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Mar 31, 2009

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Put disk in another macbook (exact same version)

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Feb 17, 2009

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Jul 30, 2010

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

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5. It seems to work OK in safe mode.

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Apr 27, 2012

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HIToolbox: received notification of WindowServer event port death.
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Dec 7, 2009

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I've tried to install the latest version of NVidia drivers for GeForce 9400M/9600M but NVidia installer says that no device can be found and the installer just shuts down. Please tell me that I don't have to reinstall Windows! I've ran it through Windows update and have all the patches.

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Sep 21, 2010

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Dec 8, 2010

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

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Aug 31, 2010

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Apr 18, 2012

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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
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