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    Stuck at blue startup screen

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    Stuck at blue startup screen
    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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    Stuck at blue startup screen
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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.

    Good luck

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    Stuck at blue startup screen
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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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    Stuck at blue startup screen
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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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