IMac :: Freezes On Startup - Restart To Start Working

Mar 22, 2009

Almost every other day when I start up my iMac it freezes and I have to restart it to get it working. Can anyone offer me any advice on this?

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OS X :: IMac Freezes On Restart

Jan 6, 2011

I have a 3.06 Intel Core 2 Duo iMac with Snow Leopard. It is completely up-to-date and has always ran beautifully. I have not installed any new programs lately. Recently, when I go to APPLE > Restart (maybe after an update or just because I like to restart my computer on occasion) the bar at the top disappears, my dock stays up on the screen, and the computer just sits there and freezes up on me. I am forced to hold down the button on the back to get my computer back. Here are the things I have tried:Re-install of the latest update using Combo Update Reset PRAM Repaired Permissions Booted from disk and ran a Repair Disk Complete zero-out of the HD, clean install of Snow Leopard, and reinstallation of everything from a Time Machine backup Nothing has worked...The other problem is that it only happens when my computer is on for several days. If I restart daily, it doesn't happen. So, it makes it hard for me to log-in as a different user for that long to initiate the problem. I think it has something to do with a program that I may open and close throughout the week but I have no way to pinpoint what program it is.

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log1  System Version: OS X 10.10.1 (14B25) 
Kernel Version: Darwin 14.0.0
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Model: iMac15,1
RAM details...[code]....

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I was off of my iMac for an hour or two so my screen saver when on.  I went to wake the computer and it was frozen.  I tried using the keyboard and mouse to wake up the computer from the screen saver, but it would not work, so I powered the iMac down manually from the button on the back.  I let it sit for 15 minutes, then I tried to start the computer up again.  Now at start up, I get to a blank white screen with the spinning moving pin wheel, and that is it. 

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Sep 4, 2014

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My imac is around 4 years old and has been running both windows bootcamp and os x snow leopard for at least 3 years without any problems. My default operating system is mac and when I tried to turn it on this morning it gets stuck on the white screen with the grey apple icon and the loading icon spinning. Also a bar appears below this that I have never seen before.  I have tried opening the mac in recovery mode but it does not respond and goes to the same logo screen.  

I have tried holding the 'D' key down while the mac comes on and doing the apple hardware test but once the window pops up it does not complete the probing and appears to freeze just before its completion.  I have also tried booting in safemode but the script stops at these commands:

-launch tl: Please convert the following to launchd: etc/mach_init.d/dashboardadvisory.plist

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Jun 12, 2009

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Jun 30, 2010

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Apr 11, 2012

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Apr 8, 2009

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May 16, 2012

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Jan 23, 2009

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My computer is 4.5 years old. And every winter for the past 3 years it's had troubles starting up in the cold mornings. Gradually getting worse each winter.

Today wasn't too bad.. it started up on the 2nd try. But on a particularly frosty day it might take 3 goes.

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