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    OS X just spins at start up

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    OS X just spins at start up
    I have OS 10.4.11 and it won't start up. It gets to the blue screen, the progress bar spins endlessly. I did hardware check & all seems well. I remember I had force quit an app. before this problem. Keyboard commands at reboot still don't get me to the finder. Please help!!!

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    OS X just spins at start up
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    Have you tried zapping the PRAM? After chimes on bootup hold down Option, Command, P & R keys together and release only after second or third chime?

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    OS X just spins at start up

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    OS 10.4 - OS X just spins at start up
    YES, I have attempted that to no avail. Stills spins at blue start up page.
    It seems to me to be a software prob, but can't access anything.

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    OS X just spins at start up
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    Have you tried booting from the Tiger install disc and running Repair Drive from there as yet?

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