OS hangs on reboot after updates

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I recently got a 20" Intel iMac and everything was going fine until I ran the update program and installed the updates. Now whenever I restart the computer it sits at a white screen. I hear the startup sound and then nothing. No apple logo with the spinning icon below it. If I hold down the power button and then turn it again again it will work after 2 or 3 tries. Nothing in the OS is having problems. Everything seems to be running smoothly except the hangs on reboot. Any ideas what might be causing this? Thank you.


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Hi Crimsoneve, first up I'd suggest popping in your iMacs install DVD and run Disc Utilities to repair Permissions and to verify/repair your HD.

Report back and we'll see where we should go from there. Someone else might have some recommendations on what to do on top of the above.
 
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Hi Crimsoneve, first up I'd suggest popping in your iMacs install DVD and run Disc Utilities to repair Permissions and to verify/repair your HD.

Report back and we'll see where we should go from there. Someone else might have some recommendations on what to do on top of the above.

Ok, I have about 3 hours left at work and I will do that as soon as I get home. I hold down the C key after restarting with the install disc to get it to boot from that correct? Thanks.
 
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Yeah that's correct, hold the 'C' key when you hear the chime. I'll check back here later to see how you have gotten on.
 
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That seems to have fixed the boot issue. Now I am curious as to what caused it to begin with, but that's not really important is it? Thanks for your help.

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No it wasn't an firmware update. It was a standard OS update but unfortunately I can't remember what the update was.

Now that that is solved I have a new one. :eek: On the left side of my screen there are about a dozen or so one pixel wide vertical lines. They start just under the menu bar and extend all the way to the bottom of the screen. I don't know if this is normal but I don't remember seeing them before. I will post a screen shot soon. Thanks.

~Crimson Eva

Edit: Don't know why I thought a screen shot would show the issue, looks like its a display problem. Also if I move a window to cover the area the lines don't appear.
 

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Edit: Don't know why I thought a screen shot would show the issue, looks like its a display problem. Also if I move a window to cover the area the lines don't appear.

If it does NOT appear in the screen shot it's got to be something with the display. I was looking forward to that screen shot too! :spook:
 
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It was funny. I immediately thought take a screen shot. Maybe I was looking for an excuse to use the cross hair screen shot function. That is a handy little feature.
 

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