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Old Oct 3, 2011, 11:07 AM   #1
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Exclamation OS X won't boot! (stuck on loading screen!)

Okay so, my OS don't wanna boot now and i'm going to explain the problems and everything i could remember.

My operating system is 10.6.8 latest patch. My battery suddenly died (27%) when i'm working on a document, and 2nd time i was organizing my file. After the last sudden shutdown, I tried to boot my mac, it displays the normal grey screen first and a bootup chime. Then the apple logo come to the screen, but shortly after there's this little bar that's very weird, it doesn't load, or make any kind of animation. Then 60 second after the normal boot screen w/ loading circle appeared. For 3 minutes (yeah it take a long time).


Now it wouldn't boot AT ALL, it's stuck on the loading bar thing. So if anybody can help it would be appreciated



If anybody's wondering my 120GB windows partition still boots normally. I am on a momentus XT 500GB (hybrid) and on SD25 as reccomended.




It's a 2008 metal unibody macbook w/ 2GHz c2d (P7350), and 8GB Corsair RAM (DDR3)
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Old Oct 3, 2011, 11:08 AM   #2
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Have you tried any of these steps?
Mac doesn't boot

Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck

Troubleshooting: My computer won't turn on

A flashing question mark appears when you start your Mac
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Old Oct 3, 2011, 11:44 AM   #3
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If anybody's wondering my 120GB windows partition still boots normally. I am on a momentus XT 500GB (hybrid) and on SD25 as reccomended.
(DDR3)
SD28 is out now and is the recommended firmware. I highly recommend it. The bar that you see id the progress bar for recovery when the battery dies and writes the RAM to the hard drive. It is trying to reload the data back into the RAM and recover to the point at which it died. If you can;t get it to boot after a time, I would load the start up disc and then see if you can run disk utility in the system.
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Old Oct 3, 2011, 12:55 PM   #4
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damn, now the charger stops working...

(or is it the battery? the charger just sits there with a green light :/ and the battery's not 100% full)
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Old Oct 3, 2011, 03:18 PM   #5
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i know what!

i had this problem

the only fix is to get a new hard drive sorry thts the truth you could try booting from cd but i doubt that could work
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damn, now the charger stops working...

(or is it the battery? the charger just sits there with a green light :/ and the battery's not 100% full)
calibrate the battery
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Old Oct 3, 2011, 09:31 PM   #7
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^ i also tried that. the charger won't work and the battery is just hopeless :/


i tried safe boot, FSCK using single user mode, PRAM and SMC reset, and disk utility. everythng didn't work or failed for repair the OS X partition :/
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Did you try to boot from the cd or through target mode, as sometimes that is the only way that disk utility can repair the HDD?
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