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Uh-oh

Just when I thought everything was just peachy, my iMac G3 starts acting up. I guess it shut itself down as scheduled (or not, i don't remember if I set it to) and when I went to start it up, it just sits there, stuck at the grey apple, right before the spinning wheel.

I just booted it off of a 10.3 CD and it worked fine, but it won't boot off the hard drive, which checks out okay with disk utility on the X cd.

Any suggestions?

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Disk Warrior

try booting off of a diskwarrior CD (if you dont have one, im sure someone you know DOES... it is an essential tool if you have a Mac...) unless your drive is physically damaged it should repair things for you.... that would be my first attempt anyway, if everything else is in place... did you try repairing the disk with disk utility when you booted off of the CD?

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I only verified

I am now thinking that I screwed up my permissions. I am fixing them as we speak. I only verified my disk. I am a stranded Mac user, I really should invest in some utilities, but if worst comes to worst, I bring my computer to school and spend lunch in the A+ Certification lab. The tech center is rather tired of me, though.

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Some things to try

I agree with robot, but first I would find your media CD for OS X, boot off it. Run permissions repair, and disk first aid.

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How long?

How long does this usually take? It must being going on 45 minutes to an hour for a 10 gig partition!

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That doesn't seem too out of

That doesn't seem too out of the ordinary

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