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A while back, I noted the improved Apple Knowledge Base and its useful options for learning and troubleshooting OS X ... here's one example of why I find it so valuable.

After returning from Macworld Expo, I was browsing my saved "What's new in OS X" search for new or revised OS X documents. One of the items listed was Troubleshooting a Startup Issue. This article contains a number of troubleshooting steps that may help resolve startup problems that include a blue screen, gray screen, flashing question mark, kernel panic or other issue. So if you're having startup problems, give the article a quick look!

And if you haven't built yourself a Knowledge Base page yet, it's well worth the effort. The new Knolwedge Base is the best way I've found to stay connected with official Apple information releases regarding OS X. I certainly have no intention of repeating everything they publish there on macosxhints, but I will try to note when particularly interesting articles are released.
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Another thing to try....
Authored by: berniecase on Jan 03, '03 10:18:18PM

Apple's KB article says to move /var/db/SystemConfiguration/preferences.xml. I did that, and still couldn't get past the blue screen. I deleted /var/db/SystemConfiguration/ and then rebooted, and was able to get the login screen again. I was using Internet Sharing on my iMac with ethernet and dialup Internet, so that's why the NAT file was there. Seemed to do the trick.

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Troubleshooting startup issues
Authored by: macsrwe on Dec 26, '08 12:33:21PM

This page is a top hit on Google for this issue, but the link you provide is dead.

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