View Full Version : clone boots - hangs after desktop picture

03-20-2007, 07:30 PM
Safe mode boots up fully wiht limitations of course. Restart still hangs after desktop picture. Finder doesn't appear but spotlight icon does.

I have macbook white. I have archive re installed tiger and used combo 10.4.9 - same problem. I have checked firewire drive by intalling tiger from original dvd and it boots up normaly.

Any suggestions


03-20-2007, 09:22 PM
How long do you wait once you see the Spotlight icon?

03-20-2007, 09:55 PM
about two minutes. No other finder icons or menus. With pointer over spotlight icon beach ball spinning - no actiivty on external HD

03-20-2007, 09:58 PM
It can sometimes take a while to come up past that point with Spotlight: I've noticed this on upgrades from Panther to Tiger, too.

But if you don't think that's it, could you send me (at the support email address) a system profiler report from the source mac?