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My Macbook won't startup. Major help needed please

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Help please. I have to work on an assignment and I need my Macbook. It all started when I was playing with periscope. Then I put my Macbook to sleep then suddenly I tried to wake it up but It was still on sleep mode.

Then I force shutdown, and I turned it on again and it did startup. But it was extremely slow. Then when the blue thing reached the end, it still said, "Macbook starting up....." Then it went on and it couldn't get to the users interface. Help please.
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Hmmm, try reinstalling Snow Leopard. Put the CD in and try startup that way.
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I had a similar situation last night. Did the MacBook feel or sound like it was overheating at the time?

I had to force shutdown a couple times, gave it a bit of time to cool down and restarted fine a few minutes later.

Hope the problem solves itself!
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Hi there
Don't re-install the OS yet!
Try starting the mac up in 'safe mode' first. Hold down the shift key when you press the start up button. If you can get it up and running go to utilities/disk utility and fix the permissions.

That's where you should start.

Let me know what happens after that.
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