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Macbook Pro getting stuck at startup

post #1 of 5
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Hi
I have an early 2008 Macbook Pro that i just reloaded to OSX 10.6.8 and now it is hanging on boot. It gets to the apple screen then everything stops. Does anyone know what will cause this and fix it? Thanks thumb.gif Also file loss is no worry since i have a time capsule
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post #2 of 5
I would first try clearing PRAM, after pressing the power button, hold down -> Option + Command +P + R

if that doesn't help, then after pressing the power button, press and hold down Command + V - this will boot into verbose mode, it should give you a good idea where its getting stuck.

Post a screen shot of where it gets stuck while in verbose mode
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You have a failed hard drive. Press and hold CMD + V right as soon as your turn on the machine (this is for verbose). Watch closely and look for Disk I/O Error. If you see any, your drive is failing. Take the drive out and try to get it to mount, then manually pull the data off (see my sig). If not, you can take it a local AASP (Apple Authorized Service Provided) and have them try to get the data for you. It could also be a bad hard drive cable or software.
 
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post #4 of 5
I would say you have a hardware issue as well. If you have never opened the computer then the most likely issue is your HD. I would start there. You can also check for I/O errors with Command + S and do the fsck command. It is listed right there once the user mode loads up.

Here is a guide to resolving startup issues: http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1417
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Does the spinning loading gear stop or does it spin indefinetly?
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