New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

iMac stays on grey apple screen longer then normal upon boot-up


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
dtran086

 
Member Since: Sep 15, 2011
Posts: 57
dtran086 is on a distinguished road

dtran086 is offline
Hey everyone,

just a little concern and was looking for some a little advice. I've owned my iMac for a few months now and everything seems fine, except recently every time I boot up the computer..it gets stuck on the grey screen for a long time...a lot longer then "normal"....I had one incident where it just froze there...other then that...the smaller spinning "wheel" will appear for a bit..then it will go away...the grey screen will just stay there...and then eventually it will boot up...but it's more then double the time it used to take....should I be concerned??

any advice/input would be great!

thank u in advance.
QUOTE Thanks
TheMacMania

 
TheMacMania's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 06, 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 166
TheMacMania is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBookPro, 15", iCore 7, 8GB, Thunderbolt Display

TheMacMania is offline
i'd say - repair your permissions. if you have the computer for some time that usually happens. also: clean cache and such. you can do it manually or get a program such as mackeeper.
if you want mackeeper - check out the review if you are not familiar with it.
Mac Keeper 2012 - Clean your Mac Review

My Mac Journey! Tips and Tricks I share with you - http://www.themacmania.com
QUOTE Thanks
IWT

 
IWT's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2009
Location: Born in Scotland, Worked in Scotland then England, Now live in Wales
Posts: 560
IWT is a jewel in the roughIWT is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 2010 27" iMac 16GB RAM, SSD & 1TB IHD (Lion) + 2013 27" iMac Fusion SSD & 3TB IHD, 32GB (Mavericks)

IWT is offline
Dear dtran

Whatever you do, do not install Mackeeper - ever.

There has been an enormous amount of postings about this product over a long time. Check it out by entering the name in the "Search" function of the Forum.

It is claimed to be very unreliable, unstable, damaging to your Mac and hard to uninstall.

In complete contrast, OnyX has always been favourably reviewed and is free. It is regularly updated and easily downloaded from their site or through CNET, for example.

It repairs disc permissions (as advised above) as well as carrying out a whole raft of additional housekeeping chores; clearing out caches, rebuilding Launch Services, Mail's Envelope Index, Spotlight and so on. It also checks out the SMART status of your IHD etc.

Of course, in the first instance, before installing an App like OnyX, you can simply Go to Applications/Utilities/Disc Utility, Click on your IHD and then Click on Repair Disk Permissions.

Please come back to us with the results.

Ian
QUOTE Thanks
dtran086

 
Member Since: Sep 15, 2011
Posts: 57
dtran086 is on a distinguished road

dtran086 is offline
Thank you to the both of you for your quick responses!

I have tried to "repair disk permissions" however, it didn't seem to make any difference. I "verified disk permissions" but there was no text in the above box (the box the usually displays a bunch of texts that I don't understand lol). I went ahead and "repaired disk permissions" but it took all but 10 minutes and nothing changed.

I rebooted hoping for a change but it still hangs on the grey screen for much longer then it used to.

=(. it eventually boots up but i'm just concerned at what it could possibly be.

do you guy/gals have any other further recommendations?
QUOTE Thanks
TheMacMania

 
TheMacMania's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 06, 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 166
TheMacMania is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBookPro, 15", iCore 7, 8GB, Thunderbolt Display

TheMacMania is offline
ops im sorry, didn't want to give a bad recommendation - just from my experiences it worked but onyx as well, yes :-)

did you repair permissions under the utility disk or did you reboot the computer pressing the alt key and entering a menu before the OS is loaded? because that one can go deeper into the permissions.

My Mac Journey! Tips and Tricks I share with you - http://www.themacmania.com
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Mac mini | PC Radeon HD 5450 (and probably all other HD 5xxx) working in Snow Leopard »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
iMac G5 - grey screen on boot up CB2011 Apple Desktops 2 03-24-2011 12:15 PM
27" iMac boot problem - grey screen craigdcan OS X - Operating System 1 03-08-2010 08:11 PM
White (intel) iMac will not boot Jaytdub Apple Desktops 8 12-04-2009 07:23 PM
Apple Pulls Plug on Original iMac schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 7 09-13-2006 05:38 PM
Imac won't go beyond grey apple screen Johnnyqcosmo Apple Desktops 1 09-25-2003 11:38 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?