View Full Version : Startup problems OSX- Now stuck in Verbose Mode?

01-02-2008, 07:23 AM

My Macbook Pro, with fairly recently updated firmware (not sure exactly), started (after not installing any new software or anything like that) only going to the blue screen, with a moveable cursor.
I zapped the pram, did the fsck thing in single user mode, and my HD is ok, but now when I try to startup it doesn't even go to the blue screen it stays on the b&w (verbose mode i think)

Some messages include
localhost mDNSResponder-108.6 (dates etc)[109]: starting
9 more failures without living for at least 60 seconds will cause job removal

kerneleventagent: exited abnormally: bad system call

etc etc.

I've been through heaps of posts, any ideas?


01-02-2008, 11:04 AM
Try starting in Safe Mode by holding down the Shift key after the chime. Does that work?

Did 'fsck' find anything that needed fixing?
If so, you might have lost some system files.
In that case, you will need to do an "archive & install" from the Install DVD.