Dual Boot Mac OS X and Windows 7

Discussion in 'macOS' started by haroldg12, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. haroldg12 macrumors newbie

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    I have a Macbok pro Intel core i7 Boot rom version MBP81.0047.B27 and a windows 7 64 bit. I have been dual booting for a couple years now,but it has been mostly in Win 7. The last couple weeks I started to work on Mac OS X, but when I turn on my laptop it goes straight to Mac OS X and gets stuck on the loading screen. I waited for literally 30 mins to 1 hour and it wouldn't do anything but stay on the part. I tried to reboot several times and it would just get stuck on that part. The part I am talking about is where you see the icon of MAC with a bar at the bottom. Similar to the image I attached. There are times where it does successfully boot up into the OS, but that's after several attempts. I've been loooking online for anything, but haven't found a solution yet. Does anyone know what is happening and how I can fix it?

    Thank you.
     

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    Have you tried to repair the disk in boot mode? You can access this by holding command + R immediately after powering on the computer and using Disk Utility to repair your OS X partition. What year is your Mac and what version of OS X are you running?
     
  3. ssmed macrumors 6502

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    If you press the R key to boot into recovery mode you can try installing / repairing you OS X installation
    If you press the ALT key at startup you should also be able to choose whether to boot into OSX or Win 7
    Have you installed any new KEXT (kernel extensions recently by adding some new Mac OS X software, if so you can delete these or alternatively is the MAC OS X disk VERY VERY full?
    To start the machine without loading these use the safe boot option https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201262

    HTH
     
  4. haroldg12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the quick replies guys. I have successfully logged into the Mac OS and now repairing disk as I type. It says it will take about 7 mins so we'll see what happens. I'll update you to see what I find
     
  5. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    If Repair Disk finds no errors, try to see if the computer will safe-boot by booting while holding down the shift key.
     
  6. haroldg12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    when I hit the verify disk, it gave me an error stating that "The volumne Macintosh HD was found corrupt and needs to be repaired" . i need to find my Mac installation disk and use Disk utility repair. I don't know where my mac installation disk is? I haven't needed to use it in like 3 years. Can i go somewhere else online to get one?
     
  7. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    If you are using OS 10.7 or newer, you don't need the installation disk. Just boot into the recovery partition by booting while holding down Command-r.
     
  8. haroldg12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm actually using OS 10.6.8, but I got it to work now. I had to reformat the HD and use one of my time machine backups that I must've done last year, lol. It took about 3 hours to re-image and after it was done I restarted my laptop a couple times and it restarted fine. The only problem is that I am seeing stuff that I saved from last year, lol. Good thing I backed up all my folders/files before I reformatted so I can just retrieve them from my external drive.
     

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