Grey Screen at start up. No Single User,
Tonight, I put the computer to sleep and went out for a walk. When I returned, I pressed a key, which one I couldn't say. I think I saw only the grey screen with the Apple Logo. (Personal memory is a bit faulty.)I turned the computer off and restarted it several times. All that appeared was the grey screen with Apple Logo. A message about the monitor appeared and stayed. Usually, it goes before the desktop appears. I had to manually exit this message. I tried to use Command-S for the single user and fsck, but I don't reach that far. Everything I have read implies that the command prompt appears quickly. If I leave the computer on, eventually the fan goes into becomes very loud.
In place of the single user message, I see the following. Some of the letters at the very edge of the monitor are difficult to read.
standard timeslicing quantum is 10000 us
vii_page_bootstrap: 2045399 free pages
nig_table_max_displ + 70
95 prelinked modules
Copyright (c) 1982, 19i86, 1989, 1991, 1993
The Regents of the University of California. All Rights reserved.
using 8192 buffer headers and 4096 clluster IO buffers headers
Underneath the DART enabled is a white square which I assume would be where I would begin to type, except nothing happens when I type.
Computer is a G5 w/OS x.10.4.11 There is plenty of memory.
In the G5 is a 2nd hard drive with OS X10.3. I can't access this either.
There are 2 hard drives in the G5. I have pressed the Option key at start up and the 2 drives show up, but which ever I choose, the screen stays grey with the Apple Logo.
Help would be appreciated.
Would appreciate help. I have to finish a project for the wife by Saturday for an event on Sunday.
Is this a good question?