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Ok here's the situation, I'm working on a slightly older Macbook (core2duo, 2gb ram, roughly 2-3 yr old) running snow leopard 10.6.7. Issue is that the thing keeps hanging on startup at the apple screen (grey load wheel just spins forever).

Doesn't appear to be hardware related, everything checks out. Booted into safe mode and ran multiple disk checks and a permissions checks thinking it might be a failing hdd. No good, everything appears fine...

Safe mode works no problem but I can't seem to stop the hangs without it. Any ideas I could try? I have very little experience with real Mac hardware, but I do know my way around the *ahem*cough* "homebrew models" *cough*cough*

Any suggestions?
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Re-install the latest update, and / or Fix permissions with the install DVD.
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Hmm curiosity brings me here.

Sounds like corrupted OS or virus of some sort to me, does osx have an equivalent of Windows Start up Repair off the disk? or at least something to get you to a restore software?
As a last resort I would re install OSX lol

Sorry, I tried. Good luck!
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If my above advice does nothing Hold Command and V upon boot to enter Verbose mode so you can see what the OS hangs on during boot.

Depending on what It hangs on you may have to reset which drive OSX boots from.
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