Why is the computer halting?
I have a Mac Mini 2010 running Snow Leopard and installed all updates. I erased the drive and installed a fresh copy of SL including Rosetta and QT 7 then installed all updates.
After the computer boots to the login screen it halts or hangs for 5 minutes. The mouse works but I can’t use the keyboard to enter a UN and PWD. The cursor just sits and blinks at the UN.
Once I get keyboard functionality and after I login then the computer responds I can do what I want.
If I boot into Safe Mode, there are no problems. I can remote into the computer and no problems.
I have tried PRAM and it doesn’t resolve the issue. I ran DU and doesn’t find anything wrong with the drive. There is nothing in the Launch Agents, Daemons or Startup Items.
Besides something possibly hardware related, I don’t know what is causing the halt or hanging at the login screen.
Here is an update. I took out the original 320gb drive and replaced it with another drive. Then I performed a fresh SL install and I installed the first set of updates and waiting for it to respond. It is at the desktop and it finally responses to mouse activity when I click on the icons.
After the computers boots it automatically goes to the desktop where it hangs and I can't click on nothing. No icons or anything else.
So far, it still continues to hang with another HD. I would say there is something else that is going on.
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