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    In Europe-NO startup disc-Wheel of death, help

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    In Europe-NO startup disc-Wheel of death, help
    Well, after hundreds of trips with my 15" Macbook pro, I left my startup disc at home for ONCE!!!!

    I went to power up my computer this morning and It just sits at the spinning wheel screen.... I have tried all the key pressing combos I can get my hands on, none work...

    Can I download a startup disc on my wifes MAC then burn it to a DVD?

    Any quality info would be helpful.... I am dead in the water here in lonely Czech republic without my MAC!!!

    Thanks everyone! ....

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    In Europe-NO startup disc-Wheel of death, help
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    have you tried starting up in safe mode by pressing S on strat-up

    is it a POwerPC or Intel mac
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    In Europe-NO startup disc-Wheel of death, help

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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    have you tried starting up in safe mode by pressing S on strat-up

    is it a POwerPC or Intel mac
    Thanks so much,

    I have tried that option and many others... This is the one time I left on a trip without my start-up disc. Restarting with that would I believe fix my problem. But I don't have it. Can I download one then burn it to a DVD?
    Yes it is a Mackbook pro Intel running the latest OS system and version....

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    In Europe-NO startup disc-Wheel of death, help
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    Have you got a firewire cable, you could put your mac in to Target Disk Mode and use the wifes mac to run disk utility on your drive
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    In Europe-NO startup disc-Wheel of death, help

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    I am in the Czech Republic... NO fire wire cable with me on this trip... Store did not have one either....



    Lou.
    PS didnt understand how to mount the idea you gave me.... only an image....? On a zip?

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    In Europe-NO startup disc-Wheel of death, help
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    If you have a firewire cable then follow theses steps

    How to use FireWire target disk mode
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    In Europe-NO startup disc-Wheel of death, help

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    Never mind, I looked it up... but no cable...

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    In Europe-NO startup disc-Wheel of death, help

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    well no firewire cable.... Oh well... I am in the middle of nowhere... Literally. Any other ideas would be great. I can't download a startup disc?

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