Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    MacBook freezes on Blue Screen on startup

    Member Since
    Dec 03, 2011
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    11
    Specs:
    2007 MacBook OS X 10.5 Leopard, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo
    MacBook freezes on Blue Screen on startup
    I'm a new convert from windows and this seems like a simple software issue but every now and then when I boot my Mac up it will freeze on a blue screen right before the login. What is the best/easiest way to fix this? TIA

  2. #2
    MacBook freezes on Blue Screen on startup
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,190
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    Year, Model, Mac? And which version of OS X is it running?

  3. #3
    MacBook freezes on Blue Screen on startup

    Member Since
    Dec 03, 2011
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    11
    Specs:
    2007 MacBook OS X 10.5 Leopard, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo
    2007 MacBook, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

  4. #4
    MacBook freezes on Blue Screen on startup
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,190
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    Do you have your original Leopard install DVD? If you have it, boot the MB with it and enter Disk Utilities from the top menu Utilities. Highlight the hard drive on the left, and run verify and repair from the First Aid tab on the right.

    Let's see what it says about the condition of the file system and hard drive.

    If that checks out OK, run the Apple Hardware Test.

  5. #5
    MacBook freezes on Blue Screen on startup

    Member Since
    Dec 03, 2011
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    11
    Specs:
    2007 MacBook OS X 10.5 Leopard, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo
    If I dont care about the data and do a clean install of 10.6 Snow Leopard, then to 10.7 Lion would that most like fix this anyways?

  6. #6
    MacBook freezes on Blue Screen on startup
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,190
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    If the hard drive has errors or is not functioning right, installing Snow Leopard and then on to Lion is not going to help. Make sure the hard drive and the machine is OK first. If everything checks out OK, then by all means upgrade to SL and Lion.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Macbook Pro Screen Freezes Blue or Green
    By JoshuaT in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-29-2012, 09:13 PM
  2. screen flickers at start up and freezes on a blue screen
    By dsmith.2011 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-28-2011, 04:39 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-19-2010, 02:14 PM
  4. Macbook Pro freezes on startup screen
    By Purplelink in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-16-2009, 07:32 PM
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-14-2009, 01:03 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •