Blue Cycle of Death after new HDD...Wont boot... (Video Included)

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  1. guyducati macrumors regular

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    I just restored my Mac with a new HDD from my Time Machine. However, it doesn't boot into OSX. I see the Apple logo when it first starts up, and I see the Snow Leopard wallpaper for a split second, then it goes into a cycle of blue screen with a rotating progress bar on the bottom that comes and goes....

    What on earth is wrong? Please Help!!!!

    Fixed this issue...scroll down for the current issue with video...
     
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    Im trying that right now...its taking awhile it seems like...
     
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    Try performing an Archive and Install with the Mac OS X Install Disc.
     
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    Thats the other problem...I hold down C when I start up my Mac, and it still doesn't boot into the CD...Stupid Mac...
     
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    What happens if you hold down the option key?
     
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    Ok, I actually got it to boot into the CD. I'm verifying permissions right now...Well see what that does...Otherwise, How do I do an archive and install?
     
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    Here you are :)
     
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    Crap..It wont boot back into the OSX installer. I think my Superdrive is broken. It keeps making the noise that its doing something, then it goes back to doing nothing...This happens over and over again...Should I bring it in to Apple? I've had to get just the SUPERDRIVE fixed 3 times...When does Apple replace machines?
     
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    Yeah, at this point it would probably be easier to take it in to the Genius Bar and have them take a look at it.
     
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    Yea, thanks. I just made an appointment...

    What should I ask for? For them to replace the superdrive? Or the Mac? Or ask if they can install Snow Leopard?
     
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    I'd show them all the issues that you've had, bring up that you've had replacement of parts in the past and gently try to persuade them to give you a replacement.
     
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    Ok, thank you very much...I'll try to do that...
     
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    I reinstalled OSX, and now I'm up and running!

    However...My bar at the top is doing something bizarre...It keeps disappearing...(Time, Time Machine, Bluetooth, Displays, ETC) Why?...

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZulo8zVbhc
     
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    Update: I installed an OSX update, and that fixed the problem...
     

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