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post #161 of 169
Wow this update caused a very disgusting graphics problem in Top Sites for me. Blurry panes as they fade in and out. Looks really horrible.

Interesting, considering the second fix on list is supposed to be for a similar named problem.
post #162 of 169
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Originally Posted by Amdahl View Post

The way to 64-bit was paved in 10.5. Try again.

Round of the applause for post of the week. So useful, I can't get over it!
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post #163 of 169
Unplug? Ye gods, no. If you're ever faced with this problem, hold the power button until the Mac shuts down. Then restart. If the Mac fails to boot, then you're onto step 2.
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post #164 of 169
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Originally Posted by aplnub View Post

Unplug it then turn it back on.

No, the problem isn't that I can't turn my computer off, it's that when I reboot, it just gets stuck on the loading screen.

When I boot in Safe Mode, all seems fine. But when booting in normal mode, it just gets to the stage with the Snow Leopard desktop background and the pinwheel of doom. Forever.

I've used Onyx to clean out my caches and repair my disk permissions, I've tried clearing the PRAM, I've tried booting from my install disk and running a disk repair, all to no avail.

Any ideas anybody? Thanks.
post #165 of 169
Does this happen every time? If so, I'd say you're probably going to need a reinstall, since you've tried just about everything else. And no, not an Erase and Install. A standard one should be attempted first. Before that, I'd check your Login items in the Accounts preferences. What have you got listed there?
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No, the problem isn't that I can't turn my computer off, it's that when I reboot, it just gets stuck on the loading screen.

When I boot in Safe Mode, all seems fine. But when booting in normal mode, it just gets to the stage with the Snow Leopard desktop background and the pinwheel of doom. Forever.

I've used Onyx to clean out my caches and repair my disk permissions, I've tried clearing the PRAM, I've tried booting from my install disk and running a disk repair, all to no avail.

Any ideas anybody? Thanks.

I read it like you booted once and let it sit there without killing the power.

My next suggestion would be to find a friend with Disk Warrior loaded on a USB drive with MacOS X on it (bootable) and give Disk Warrior a shot.
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post #167 of 169
Normally I'd recommend DiskWarrior but not this time (unless you've got it around already), since the Mac does boot in Safe Mode. The problem is probably a bad kernel extension, since this is what's dumped when you boot in Safe Mode. Several problems with similar symptoms have been reported with Snow Leopard.
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post #168 of 169
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Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss View Post

Normally I'd recommend DiskWarrior but not this time (unless you've got it around already), since the Mac does boot in Safe Mode. The problem is probably a bad kernel extension, since this is what's dumped when you boot in Safe Mode. Several problems with similar symptoms have been reported with Snow Leopard.

Load up OSX on a portable hdd, copy over your user folders, do a clean install on your machine, and then import the folders back in.

Like the doc said, if you have Disk Warrior, try it, if not, then I don't know what options you have left.
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post #169 of 169
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......In fact after a week I forced the system to run in 64 bit mode all the time......

how exactly did you do that? please tell me because I need do do that too.

thank you
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