Can't Boot Macbook

Mvkoe

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 4, 2008
103
3
Belgium
Hey

I have a problem. My ML sometimes freezed, and I thought, let me try running disk repair and checking for permission repair also.

So I did that, and then suddenly my disk repair said there was a fault in my hard disk and said that i needed to backup my files and reinstall ML.

Now when i boot into my mac i can't get in :/ It show a Progress bar, and when its like 5 minutes further my macbook pro just shutdown.. I did PRAM reset, aso but nothing works ..

I really need to make a backup of my files! I tried mounting the hard disk to an other mac with an external hard disk case, but it doesn't show up on my other mac or windows pc..

Anyone that could help me???

Grz
 

Macman45

macrumors G5
Jul 29, 2011
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Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
This sounds like a dead, or dying HDD..If you can't get at the files with the drive in a caddy, your only real option is Apple.


If your Mac came with installation disks, you could try running the AHT (Apple Hardware Tests) but that will probably just confirm a dead HDD...Instructions in the link below:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509
 
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Mvkoe

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 4, 2008
103
3
Belgium
This sounds like a dead, or dying HDD..If you can't get at the files with the drive in a caddy, your only real option is Apple.


If your Mac came with installation disks, you could try running the AHT (Apple Hardware Tests) but that will probably just confirm a dead HDD...Instructions in the link below:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509
Isnt there à way, that i could access my files maybe? When i'm in single user mode, and use ls, i can see my files.. So i just need to get past THE boot.. :(
 

T5BRICK

macrumors G3
Aug 3, 2006
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Oregon
Isnt there à way, that i could access my files maybe? When i'm in single user mode, and use ls, i can see my files.. So i just need to get past THE boot.. :(
Try booting your MacBook Pro in target disk mode and connecting to another Mac via Firewire.

That being said, always, always, ALWAYS keep a back up of your important files. Sometimes when a hard drive fails, you don't get warning and you just lose everything.