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


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



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PS didnt understand how to mount the idea you gave me.... only an image....? On a zip?
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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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Never mind, I looked it up... but no cable...
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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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