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  1. #1

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    Apr 02, 2007
    Can't Boot into OS X, but can Windows
    I run bootcamp on my Macbook and I'm having trouble booting into my OS X partition. I [I]can[I] get into XP just fine though. When I try to boot into OS X, the Apple logo comes up along with the spinning gear animation, then the computer just shuts off.

    I've tried to boot from the Leopard DVD and run Disc Utility to repair the drive but I'm unable to do so. I click "Verify Disk" and it says that it failed, so I can't click "Repair Disk." I've also booted into single-user mode and tried the same thing but no such luck. I typed in "/sbin/fsck -fy" and I got basically the same message as I did when trying to do it through OS X. The other thing that I've done is reset the PRAM.

    What should I do? Luckily, from Windows I can see the OS X partition and go into it, so I could get all of my files off if I needed to, but I'd really like to avoid reformatting. Is there something I should try that I haven't?

    Thanks very much in advance.

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Mar 23, 2008
    I have the same error.. Did you figure out a solution?


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    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
    Can you get to System Preferences from the OS X partition and check Startup Disk and make sure the Leopard disc/partition is selected

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    Member Since
    Apr 02, 2007
    I ended up bringing my computer to the Apple store and finding out that I had a corrupt hard drive and they had to replace it. I was able to save all of my data though.

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