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    Boot & Time Machine Issues

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    Arrow Boot & Time Machine Issues
    I have a new 27 " imac for two weeks and new to apple OS. I ran the time machine application and it archived all the data to an IOMEGA USB drive.
    I installed Parallels 4 desktop for Mac and then windows 7 as a virtual machine. I then ran boot camp and created a 32 gb partition and attempted to install Windows 7 with no luck. I then ran boot camp again and restored the system to a single Mac HD.

    When I do a total shutdown, the system just hangs looking like a dos window. WHen I hold the option key down, Only a SIngle MAC hard drive is displayed, and then I can get back into MAC OS ok.

    Now when I attempt to run Time Machine, the application no longer comes up but the main window drops down to the bottom of the screen (say today) and then a window that says desktop is display and not the time machine application.

    Do I need to reinstall the MAC OS or what do you recommend?

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    Boot & Time Machine Issues
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmartin149 View Post
    Now when I attempt to run Time Machine, the application no longer comes up but the main window drops down to the bottom of the screen (say today) and then a window that says desktop is display and not the time machine application.

    Do I need to reinstall the MAC OS or what do you recommend?
    You mean you see this:


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    Boot & Time Machine Issues
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    When you remove a Boot Camp partition, it's best to do a PRAM reset so that the EFI isn't looking for a partition that no longer exists. Turn the iMac on, press and hold Command + Option + P + R simultaneously. Continue holding until you've heard the system chime three times.

    That should correct the slow boot issue.
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