computer not starting up completely



I recently had computer problems that we addressed and the ticket is now closed but I can't seem to locate it to reopen.

One of the solutions was to delete files to get at least 12 gig of space on my drive to eradicate errant files on my desktop.

I did that and everything was fine until I deleted the trash, repaired permissions, and then restarted.

Now the computer will start, I'll hear the chime, see the gray screen, then the blue screen showing the mac loading, and then the desktop but just for a second then the screen goes to blue again with the small little gear looking icon spinning. That's as far as it will go and this is what I need help with.

I'm on a library computer so I may be slow to respond because of the travel that's involved.

Thank's in advance, I hope I explained it well



In Geostationary Orbit
Will it boot into Safe Mode?

If does boot into Safe Mode then you have a program interfering with System files on your OS X machine.

If it doesn't boot into Safe Mode then most likely your hard drive is starting to dye and old Hollywood style death, slowly. Then just pray you have a viable backup and replace your internal drive.
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Hi Satcomer,

I haven't been to use safe mode manually. I learned recently that the
Windows wireless keyboard that I'm using may be a part of the problem.

The only back-up disc I have is my OSX Tiger disc.