New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

Keeps restarting


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
blueeyes1211

 
Member Since: Jul 29, 2013
Posts: 3
blueeyes1211 is on a distinguished road

blueeyes1211 is offline
I'm trying to figure how I can get back on my mac. When I turn it on the apple screen comes up sits for a couple of minutes and then restarts on its own and keeps doing that. I know boot camp works fine thats how i'm on here now with XP. Any help would be wonderful. The machine is a Macbook Pro 15", with 10.5.8. I bought it mid 2009.

Thanks
QUOTE Thanks
gsahli

 
Member Since: Dec 11, 2010
Posts: 1,096
gsahli is a jewel in the roughgsahli is a jewel in the roughgsahli is a jewel in the rough

gsahli is offline
Use one of the three methods here to repair your hard drive:
Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck

Easiest is Safe boot - just remember to be patient and allow it to finish. Then try normal restart. Let us know the result.
QUOTE Thanks
blueeyes1211

 
Member Since: Jul 29, 2013
Posts: 3
blueeyes1211 is on a distinguished road

blueeyes1211 is offline
I tried to safe boot, it won't go into it. I have tried disk repair and verify with the dvd and it works. i do get an error with verify and repair permissions with disk utility.
QUOTE Thanks
gsahli

 
Member Since: Dec 11, 2010
Posts: 1,096
gsahli is a jewel in the roughgsahli is a jewel in the roughgsahli is a jewel in the rough

gsahli is offline
You can safely ignore permission repair "errors."

I suggest you reinstall OS X using the option "Archive & Install." This will keep your files and apps (except those apps that install something in system folders - there are very few of these).
QUOTE Thanks
blueeyes1211

 
Member Since: Jul 29, 2013
Posts: 3
blueeyes1211 is on a distinguished road

blueeyes1211 is offline
I was hoping to avoid that. thanks for your help.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Migration Outlook 2011 to Mac Mail | I cant download things! »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Help Trouble with imac when restarting Newtomachav4s OS X - Operating System 6 05-17-2012 12:09 PM
Windows Restarting over and over during installation Chalkhead1016 Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 5 01-15-2012 08:52 PM
Switching from Windows to OS X without restarting? tadd5181 Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 11 02-05-2010 07:45 PM
Random restarting kodiak1007 Apple Desktops 3 08-06-2008 08:25 AM
OSX restarting the whole time kabwon OS X - Operating System 1 02-14-2005 04:46 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?