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Boot, Reboot, Shutdownd and general Stability issues


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Hi community,


here I am again... I was totally happy to get Mac OS X to work on my PC, especcially cause ethernet and audio did work very well, too. Only issues I had were reboot and shutdown not working, and boot taking a very long time...

For boot: In most cases I see the gry screen with the apple logo and the circle for about 1 min then a totally black screen for up to 5 min and then Mac OS X, which is quite long I guess. Never tried to let shutdown a long time... After 1-2 min I simply press and hold power button of my pc...


Since I updated from iDeneb 1.4 10.5.6 to 10.5.8 with the iDeneb Combo update. I have strong stability issues... Quite often OS X just freezes, i cannot move the mouse and nothing happens any more... Sometimes it will work after a time... But sometimes i have to press and hold power button again, which is not good for os and hardware i guess...

I'm not sure whether its only when mac has to work strongly... 5 min ago It happened while trying to write this topic with nothing else doing...


Heres my config...

Gigabyte GA-MA-770-UD3

AMD Athlon 5200+ 64 X2

MSI 8800 GTS 320

Samsung HD161HJ

4 GB Kingston DDR2 Ram


Kexts etc installed when installing:

ALC 888

Kernel 9.5.0 Voodoo

Realtek R1000

Seatbelt Fix

NVDarvin 320


Im not sure whether the update deinstalled one of these... I did nothing after updating... I have to type voodoo on boot prompt, to boot properly, update overwrote this I dont know where to fix it...


I hope ya can help me, especially with the stability issues,



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First of all, I'm sorry to say that I really don't recommend trying to set up and stabilize a hackintosh if you don't know what you're doing. See if you know anyone computer savvy that's able to help you.


Try booting with -v option and tell me what info shows up in the boot process. Look for things that are probably errors. In regards to stability, especially after an update I'd imagine you've got kexts you don't want maybe even kernel issues. Google for how to reinstall the Voodoo kernel and take AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext out of your /System/Library/Extensions if it's there.

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