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Reloading OSX on MAC

Customer Question

I reloaded the operating system and then when I logged on using my user name I got the following screen:

Darwin/BSD (Macintosh consol)

What do I do?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  KevinK replied 8 years ago.
Hello Eric:

Just some questions to know what is going on:

What operating system were you reloading?

What computer are you reloading?

Why were you reloading?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Mac OSX 10.2.4
Computer would not boot from loaded operating system - it froze at the "grey screen" "loading......."
All happened after I tried downloading updates from Apple


Expert:  KevinK replied 8 years ago.
Go ahead and insert your install disk and hold down the C key while booting

Go to Disk Utilities and Repair Permissions on your computer.

Reboot and let me know.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Did as you suggested and got the same screen.

After I put in my user password XXXXX get:

"Darwin/BSD (Macintosh.local.) (console)"

Expert:  KevinK replied 8 years ago.
Numerous issues could be causing this problem. Maybe an incompatible login item could cause this symptom.

Start up in Safe Mode.

To start up into Safe Mode (to "Safe Boot"), do this:

Be sure the computer is shut down.
Press the power button.
Immediately after you hear the startup tone, press and hold the Shift key.
Tip: The Shift key should be held as soon as possible after the startup tone but not before.
Release the Shift key when you see the gray Apple and progress indicator (looks like a spinning gear).

From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
From the View menu, choose Accounts then click Startup Items.
Choose Login Items from the View menu.
Select all the login items and click Remove.
From the Apple menu, choose Restart.
If this resolves the issue, add the login items one at a time until the symptom occurs again. That way you'll know which one is incompatible. Repeat these steps and remove the incompatible item.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Sorry - not accepted yet - daughter hit accept key. Still working with you latest suggestion.


Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Tried booting in safe mode. Boot sequence was the same - should it be different?


Expert:  KevinK replied 8 years ago.

I would suggest re-installing your operating system and wipe out your drive before reinstalling.

Use erase and install.

Let me know