|Jan 2, 2012, 03:58 PM||#1|
13" Pro stuck on Apple Loading Screen
My Mac froze and i did a force shutdown by holding the power button down.. when i went to reboot it just gets stuck at the loading screen with the apple and the spinning circle on the bottom.
I tried resetting my PRAM
I tried booting into safe mode
I finally tried booting while holding down the option key and then booting from my OSX disk.
It gets going up until i need to choose where to install OSX, it says examining disks and it shows my HD but i can't click it. After a few minutes my HD disappears and i can't choose where to install OSX.
I'm guessing my harddrive is completely shot?
If anyone knows how to fix this, that'd be great...if my harddrive being shot is the case...
Does anyone know how much it would cost at an Apple Store to get this fixed? (rough estimate)
Also if i purchased a new Harddrive and installed it myself, would this fix the problem?
|Jan 2, 2012, 04:05 PM||#3|
Also if i boot holding option and choose my OSX disk i can eventually get to my Disk Utility
|Jan 2, 2012, 11:47 PM||#5|
I started it up as normal... and it now works... my next question is..
Is this going to be a common occurance now? Should i take it easy with my mac or can i go back to the same stuff i use to do?
Also would this mean it's time to upgrade the internals? (More ram.. different harddrive) or should i be good to go now?
Last edited by noatonement; Jan 3, 2012 at 12:03 AM.
|Jan 3, 2012, 07:21 AM||#6|
The forced shut down might had altered the disk structure (a software thing).
I think it will work OK after the repair with Disk Utility.
What you have to understand is why it failed the first time, and what was reported with the Disk Utility repair, knowing about those two things will help you have a better understanding if you neeed to do something else.
Be sure that you have a regular backup of all your data.
Upgrades are always welcome, if you have the funds.
Check the Console to gather details of the problems.
Give it a try for some days, and if you see new or the same issues, depending on what you see you can reinstall the OS.
Before doing the reinstall, you can create another user and boot from it, if everyhing works fine then it might be a software issue, but if the problem is consistent with any user it might be the OS or a hardware problem.
To check the hardware you can run Apple Hardware Test.
And now what is NeXT?
|Jan 3, 2012, 08:19 AM||#7|
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