Blue screen! PLEASE HELP,

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    As I've done before, I created a second partition on my hard drive and installed OS X Mavericks through a USB stick. During the setup face it froze and I had to press and hold the power button to turn it off, but now I cannot login to anything. The computer starts fine but I can't get into either partition or the recovery and I cannot boot from the USB stick I get a dark blue screen with vertical black lines please help
     
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  3. Traverse, Jun 16, 2014
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    Safe mode went to blue lines. I'll try the ither.

    I couldn't log in.


    I have a samsung sad in, I wonder if that could have caused it.

    I'll try my old SL disk.
     
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    After I put in the SL disk and bit a pixel image I walked away in sorrow. When I came back it was loaded! I launched disk utility from the SL disk and it shied my SSD as "incomparable". I erased it and am reinstalling SL and then Mavericks.

    Do you think having FileVault enable could have caused this?
     
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    FV will make it change the way you want to erase, but that should not be causing this blue screen issue. The fact you are getting that blue screen even when booted to a SL disk makes me think you have some underlying hardware issue going on unrelated to the Mavericks install.

    Try to boot from the SL disk again and from Disk Util select the drive brand name at the very top of the left column (above Macintosh HD) then in the erase tab erase the whole disk to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) then see if you can reinstall.
     
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    I tried that. After sitting on a pixel screen for a great deal of time it loaded. Disk Utility had my drive labeled as "incompatible". I erased and it "installed SL" then to blue screen. Still won't boot from anything, just goes to a dark blue screen with black lines. I have an appointment at an Apple store with one month of AppleCare left. What makes me angry is that I just had $1500 worth of repairs done on it about a month and half ago.
     
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    Ouch.. :eek: That thing is cursed!
     
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    Yup, definitely sounds like the OP got a rotten Apple.
     

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