Mac lion not booting up!!help plzzz

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by nitinsh99, Dec 16, 2011.

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  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2011
    hi guys,
    i have recently installed mac lion developer preview on my 15" mbp, now it's not booting up.It shows a gray progress bar for some time and then bar disappears and logo comes..but after that it doesn't boot up...
    1.My dvd drive is damaged so can't reinstall the lion from disk.
    2.I am currently running windows 7 using boot camp.
    3.I don't have any time machine backup.
    4.I initially installed lion and windows both using a 8gb and 4gb usb drive.
    5.I have tried both repair disk and repair disk permission from disk utility using lion recovery, but it says disk can't be repaired.
    6.Can't use the same method again to install lion using usb key because disk utility restore method works only when running mac os(at least i think so).
    7.I even tried this approach:
    a.i formatted a hard drive in hfs partition.
    b.Put lion image on it.
    c.Restarted lion in recovery and opened disk utility. restore tab when i click on image i am not able to select this particular image,since it's coming dead.So i am not able to make a mac bootable usb any more.
    8.I googled whole day to find a method to make a bootable mac usb in windows but no luck.

    so as you guys can see i stuck a dead end here, any help would be appreciated. I also don have any other mac around from where i can make that bootable usb....Thanks in advance
  2. macrumors 68040


    Aug 6, 2007
    Why mac lion developer preview, and not just normal Lion?
  3. Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    Lion is already released the Developer Preview is old.
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