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    macbook stuck at white screen with bar
    when i turn on my macbook it goes to this screen, then the bar dissappears after it fillsto that length and the circle keeps on spinning. I left if loading for a few hours and still won't start. does anyone know what the bar means? and how to save my mac?

    thank you



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    You need to do some basic trouble shooting: Please see the following LINK. If you need further assistance, post back to this same thread and be sure to provide information about your machine and version of OS X you're running. Also tell us what you've done so far to try to resolve the problem.

    Regards.

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    I have a macbook, not the newest one but the one before, running snow leopard. I upgraded the hard drive to a Seagate one because the first one died.

    I've tried doing the command/option/p/r combo but nothing changed.

    Thanks again.

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    Did you follow the trouble shooting steps in the link that I provided you? Specifically, did you try booting with your install DVD?

    And, was the machine working OK before you swapped out the hard drive?

    Regards.

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    In that list I would put #5 after 6-12 and run the combo updater somewhere in there too.
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    Read this article from Apple's support site: Mac OS X v10.6: Gray progress bar appears under Apple logo during startup

    You are going to need your Snow Leopard install disc.

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