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Whenever my brother turns on his mbp it won't go past the blue screen with the apple and the loading gear. I think it is due to not upgrading his software, but any suggestions on how to get it to start up would be a big help!
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I had that problem, actually, not too long ago... I had to reinstall my OS...

insert the original OSX CD and hold down the C key...... boot from the CD and do a disk utility and check your disk for errors. It might fix the problem and if it doesn't... reinstall the OS.

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A reinstall is likely not necessary (it rarely ever is).
Take a look at this page from Apple's support site for some more information.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.h...m=106464#symp1


(yes, before anyone mentions it, the page is an older one that references OS X 10.3, but the information is still valid for Tiger)

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I HAD to reinstall.... once I booted from the CD and did the disk utility, it attempted to fix 3 times and failed... I had some bad sectors or something... my post about it is in here somewhere...
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