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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2010
    run out of space on hard drive now it won't start
    Hey everyone,

    recently joined, thanks for all the helpful info.

    So i was downloading a lot of stuff over night, and forgot that my HD was quite low already. Anyway my macbook won't get to the desktop. It will start and gets to the blue start up screen but just reboots and does the same over and over again. This went on for 10 mins before i spat the dummy.
    So my question is, how can i delete some stuff on my HD? to fix this very frustrating problem?

    Thanks so much for your help


  2. #2

    chas_m's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB

    Mac OS X needs *lots* of "elbow room" to work properly, as you've discovered.

    About all you can do is mount the drive into an external case on a different Mac, or connect your Mac to another one via Firewire Target Disk Mode and mount it that way, then clear off the crap. Don't stop till you have at MINIMUM 12GB free.

    Bottom line: you need to know someone else with a Mac. A Windows PC will not work for this.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2010
    Hey mate,

    thanks for the quick reply.

    i know how to use a computer thats about it. So how do i mount the disk drive? my gf has a macbook so that shouldn't be a problem.

    thanks mate

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Jun 02, 2008
    Get a USB external case and put your HD in it. Then all you have to do is plug it into her machine and it will mount it automatically.

    Also, you can use a Windows computer to do this if that computer has thrid party tools like MacDrive.

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    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    Only need a firewire cable to connect the 2 machines.

    How to use and troubleshoot FireWire target disk mode
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Jun 02, 2008
    Oh, I learned somthing new! (Guess I can go back to bed now. )

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