Can't Boot Into OSX

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AdamG33, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. AdamG33 macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2011

    I'm using a 17" Macbook Pro, with both OSX and Windows running on it.

    Recently I am having trouble booting into OSX. it just seems stuck at the grey screen with the apple logo and the circular loading icon.

    This only started occuring after I was working in my Windows 7 bootcamp parition and got BSOD. Ironically I can still boot into my bootcamp parition fine however.

    I tried using the disk utility to repair the OSX drive, and found no problems. Still stuck at the grey screen when I try to boot into OSX however.

    I am thinking about just reinstalling OSX, as I have everything I need backed up anyway.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    A reinstall is probably not a bad idea at this point
  3. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    you might have done this but did you check boot option in System Prefs?
    sometimes you have to make sure its selecting a specific option.
    I had this problem with my bootcamp set-up.
  4. AdamG33 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2011
    So I tried to reinstall OSX over my old installation, around halfway through I got an error message saying OSX couldn't be installed. Am going to try again, but pretty worrying :(

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