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    Jul 14, 2013
    can't start my mac
    I can't get my MacBook Pro to start. Here's some background. i did a dixk verification (in disk utilities) - got a message saying i needed to clean my disik using the external / install disk. When I try to start the computer, either without the intsatllation disk or with it (pressing the shift key) - the progress bar goes to about 30% and then quits. (i've also got kernel panic on this machine... help!

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    With the disc in boot and hold down 'C'; and see if you can start that way. If any joy run Repair Disk and see what is reported. Sounds like you have a failing/failed hard drive. Got everything backed up I trust?

    Also helps if you provide computer details and operating system.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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