I just applied the OS X 10.2.8 combo update to my wife's imac,\nwhich was at 10.2.4. The installation seemed to go OK. After\nthe "Optimization" phase it asked for a restart and displayed a\nrestart button, which I pressed.\n\nNow when I start the machine I get the gray apple screen for\na couple of seconds, then a box saying "You need to restart\nyour computer. Hold the power button for several seconds or\npress the Restart button". I did that of course, but now I\ncan't get beyond that screen.\n\nSo far I have tried booting from the orginal installation CD,\nselecting Disk Utility, Fist Aid, and Verify. Disk Utility\nsays the HD looks OK. I have also tried booting with the\nOption key help down. This gives me an HD icon and a\ncouple of buttons. When I press the right arrow button I\nget a "broken" gray apple screen (i.e. the gray apple with\na nasty white random video overlay), and a hang.\n\nHelp! Where do I go next.