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    Keeps restarting
    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

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    late 2012 mini w/SSD
    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.

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    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.

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    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).

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    I was hoping to avoid that. thanks for your help.

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