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My Macbook is stalling on the Grey Screen when I turn it on. I usually have to shut it off once or twice before the spinning disk comes up and it loads the OS. I have a Macbook 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4 GB, running 10.6.5. I also have windows XP running on Bootcamp to play around with my android phone and receive firmware updates. In the last 5 days I have fully updated windows XP ( there were a lot of updates, it doesn't get used much). And I removed the password prompt before startup. My nephew received an old ibook for x-mas and I was running through the parental controls with my sister to help her set it up. In doing so, my computer began prompting me for my password upon start-up. Anyone have any ideas? I am a novice computer troubleshooter, I can usually feel my way through things, but I need help determining what direction I need to go. I love my macbook but I live in South Dakota so there are no Apple stores to go to for help.

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My Macbook is stalling on the Grey Screen when I turn it on. I usually have to shut it off once or twice before the spinning disk comes up and it loads the OS. I have a Macbook 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4 GB, running 10.6.5. I also have windows XP running on Bootcamp to play around with my android phone and receive firmware updates. In the last 5 days I have fully updated windows XP ( there were a lot of updates, it doesn't get used much). And I removed the password prompt before startup. My nephew received an old ibook for x-mas and I was running through the parental controls with my sister to help her set it up. In doing so, my computer began prompting me for my password upon start-up. Anyone have any ideas? I am a novice computer troubleshooter, I can usually feel my way through things, but I need help determining what direction I need to go. I love my macbook but I live in South Dakota so there are no Apple stores to go to for help.

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I'm confused by what you're asking. Are you asking how to get rid of the password on startup?
If so, Apple -> System Preferences -> Accounts -> Login Options -> Automatic Login: On.

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No, Sorry, I am asking why my Macbook is not booting when I hit the power button. It is stalling out on the grey screen and only boots after a few tries. I have the password off. The only thing I have changed this last week is I removed the password prompt and I updated windows in bootcamp. I don't know how either of these could cause this problem but there is a lot I don't know. Thanks for your response though!
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Try booting from the install disc and run Disk Utility to try to repair the HD. If not, try Mac OS X 10.6 Help: Resetting PRAM and Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)

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