|Dec 28, 2012, 02:53 PM||#1|
Late 2008 MacBook 13" won't move past loading screen
Help! When I last used my MacBook today, I had clicked upgrade to latest iTunes and shortly thereafter the battery died.
After charging, I got a black screen with the loading circle. I shutdown by holding down the power button. When I started it up again, I got the bright white screen with the apple logo and loading circle. After 2 minutes the apple logo became a circle with a strike through. I shutdown by holding down the power button again.
Then I started it up and immediately held down Alt. it gave me the option to load Mac hard drive or Recovery 10.8. I tried both and got the same bright white screen with apple logo and spinning circle. This was accompanied by the sound of the hard drive whirring (sounded like a stuck disk in a DVD player) and the MacBook fan spinning loudly.
What do I do ?
(I'm on mountain lion. Hate it, just haven't had a chance to move back to snow leopard)
|Dec 29, 2012, 11:45 AM||#2|
Machine shutting down during software updates like that and you're likely to corrupt your os which is what has happened here.
You need a clean install and start again. Data may be recoverable though I can't say for sure without seeing the machine.
|Dec 29, 2012, 01:53 PM||#3|
Thanks... So I plug in a pen drive with the OSX installer on a partition drive and boot from that (power on + alt ) ?
Data is backed up to the most part, so I'm not worried about that
|Dec 29, 2012, 02:10 PM||#4|
Or partition for the few remaining items to data recover.
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