Thread: can't start my mac
07-14-2013, 02:33 PM #1
can't start my mac
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- Jul 14, 2013
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!
07-14-2013, 05:35 PM #2
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- Nov 28, 2007
- Nambucca Heads Australia
- Imac 27" Retina 5K, 512GB Flash Storage, 3.3Ghz, 16GB memory, OS X.11.5.
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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