Booting problem

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jjgarrett, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. jjgarrett macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2011
    Lately my MacBook has been running a little slower than usual and it would keep freezing while using firefox. Today it did the same thing so I held down the power button to shut it off and reboot it. Now when I reboot it takes forever and when I finally get past the login it stays at my desktop background and nothing else shows up. The dock never loads nor does the bar at the top. I don't know why it's doing this. Any ideas of what I can do?

  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    You probably have a bad hard drive. Hopefully, you have a backup of your data, as at this point, it's likely to be difficult to retrieve from the hard drive.

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