My wife's early 2009 Snow Leopard iMac has started failing to boot properly and I'm looking for some troubleshooting tips.
Booting from cold, it gets past the logon screen and starts loading the desktop. It's quite slow at this point, but does load all the (hundreds of!) icons on the desktop. It also tries to re-open Firefox which had a lot of tabs open. Initially it would load a Firefox window but not complete loading the internals. On one boot I think I managed to close Firefox and now it still tries to load but just displays "Firefox" in the title bar with no windows.
I can initially access a few menus, spotlight, Finder, the dock, but any further action results in a beach ball for these, and they can't be accessed again. I was able to navigate Finder to try to launch Terminal but just it just gave me the beach ball.
I've left it like this for about half an hour but it doesn't get any further and I have to force shutdown (long press of power button).
I tried booting to safe mode (holding down S on startup) but the end result was the same.
I've been able to boot to a live ubuntu USB disk and can access files on the hard disk, so I've started a backup. We have a time machine backup but it's not that recent.
I'm hoping it's just a corrupt file, but suspect it's the hard disk starting to fail.
What's the best way to troubleshoot this?
I followed the Olarila (MaLd0N's) guide and made the Mojave USB.
I had to install the system using an invalid GPU FakeID (0x12345678) to get past the KP.
Even after installation, my system going into KP if I don't use this invalid fakeid.
With the FakeID, my system reports 7mb VRAM with Intel HD630.
I am using the DSDT from my 10.13 installation.
Tried putting different FakeIDs
Put the Whatevergreen and Lilu in /Library/Extensions
Tried without Whatevergreen. The same setup used to work with 10.13.
My Laptop details are in my signature.
This is the link to the last time MaLd0N helped me get 10.13 working: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/332021-msi-gv62-7re-1013-installation/
Please help anyone.
Hi everyone. I installed MacOS High Sierra on my computer 3 months ago, in January. After a long way to get the computer fully working now I'm facing a new problem: imagine I'm working or doing something in my computer and it suddenly freezes and I have to restart it. There's no reason why the computer restarts by itself...
Here I also attach my Clover EFI folder in case you need it (it doesn't allow me to attach it so here i give you the link: https://mega.nz/#!92xCiLDZ!WY1F55ZvuP-9WW369EP9KY-3hNLt5sWUgJDxPrbgpPM .
Thank you in advance.
By Newbie Mac
Ciao a tutti,
sono felicemente riuscito a installare Lion sul mio Optiplex 330.
Funziona tutto tranne la scheda audio interna ma non importa perché vorrei installare una USB esterna: una Yamaha AG03.
Dalle istruzioni questa dovrebbe essere installata su Lion senza driver e riconosciuta subito (http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/global/en/products/mixers/ag/manual/mac/index_en.jsp).
Su un altro hackintosh sempre con Lion viene riconoscita perfettamente.
Il sistema la vede, nel System Report, correttamente collegata all'USB ma da Audio Midi Setup mi dice "NO DEVICES FOUND".
Temo che mi manchi qualche parte software per far riconoscere la scheda esterna.
Ho installato i VoodooHDA ma mi hanno mandato in crash il sistema quindi li ho rimossi.