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alanhoggard
02-14-2006, 01:04 PM
I just reinstalled osx on my emac. now after i log in at start up it goes to a black screen, and a prompt comes up which reads:

darwin/bsd
(emac.local.)(console)
login:

I am stumped.
i ran disk tools and repaired the hard disk but no change
what can i do?
any help would be great
thanks

hayne
02-14-2006, 04:53 PM
1) Why did you reinstall? What problems were you having?

2) So just to be sure, I've understood, you get the login window and you enter your name & password and then it goes to the black screen?
Try logging in as a different user to see if that makes a difference.

3) Try booting in "safe mode" by holding down Shift after you hear the chime.

4) See if anything in this Apple doc on startup problems helps:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106464

5) Otherwise, try the standard troubleshooting suggestions:
http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/ (see the "My Mac needs help" section)
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2004011205473937
http://forums.osxfaq.com/viewtopic.php?t=7269
http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/faqs.html