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Can only boot in safe-mode

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My Hackintosh has been working great for 2 years. Not anymore..


What did i change?


- Physically moved the computer.

- Changed my screen for an older type.


If I try to boot normally, I get as far as the Mac-logo spinning and after that - BLACK SCREEN. I have an external soundcard which seems to light up though.


I can boot in safe-mode using -x.


I used to use a Full HD LCD screen. The new(old) screen is Dell, and it is a lower res screen.


Can this be the problem?


I have tried to change screen resolution in safe-mode, but without luck. It is stuck at 1024/768, and that is also the only option i can choose.


I am using a GTX275 with a DVI to VGA converter. Running Hazard 10.6.6.


I hope you can help me.



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try to use another port in graphics card...


u have 2 no ?


and the monitor could be the problem


u can not connect dvi > dvi ?


good hack

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I tried both ports, same story.


No, sorry, I have not monitor with DVI input at my disposal.


So my next step is to get another screen?

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I have tried with another (also older) screen, same story.


Can it be because the resolutionsetting is at 1920/1080 (the old setting for my screen) and that the other screens can't handle that and there for goes black?

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