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    New Mac Pro freezes at blue screen
    About a month ago, I bought a brand spankin' new Mac Pro and copied everything over from my G5.

    It works GREAT...however...

    About 1/3rd of the time, when I turn it on, it freezes at the blue screen during startup. I have to power down my Mac by holding the "on" button and start it up again to get it to start normal.

    Oddly enough, after installing a recent update I'm also getting a message that says "Insecure Startup Items folder detected" everytime I get to the desktop.


    What's the problem?

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    See if you can start in SAFE mode by booting and holding down the shift key until you see the Apple appear. Once booted, open System Preferences, Accounts, highlight your account, and click on Login items. Take a look at what it is that you might have loading on startup. It might be a startup item that's causing the problem(s). Removing the items one by one is a good way of trouble shooting.

    There are other places that programs startup from but for now we'll focus on this one.

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    I tried that... but, sadly, it didn't fix either issue.

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    OK, that was a start. Now look in the following folders:

    MacIntosh HD/Library/StartupItems/

    MacIntosh HD/Library/LaunchAgents/

    MacIntosh HD/Library/LaunchDaemons

    Something in one of those folders may be the culprit. Try eliminating them one at a time until the error stops.

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    Trust you did a clean install of Snow Leopard as a the OS on the G5 will be incompatible with the Mac Pro.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Tried eliminating all the files in my startup/launch folders. Still nothing.

    Would a clean install of Snow Leopard effect my files and applications in any way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKasch View Post
    Tried eliminating all the files in my startup/launch folders. Still nothing.

    Would a clean install of Snow Leopard effect my files and applications in any way?
    Yes, a clean install would wipe out your data and applications. So if you decide to go that route be sure to have a good backup on hand.

    Also, your machine should still be under Apple's warranty. Perhaps it might be best to visit your local genius bar and have them look at it. I know it's a large machine to lug around but you also have to consider that you have a substantial investment in it.

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