Finder not working

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tentpole, May 16, 2012.

  1. Tentpole macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2012
    Greetings, to my surprise, my one month old MBP late-2011 base 15" just acted nuts. It started by not letting me enter the backgrounds settings, so I decided to reboot. After the boot Finder would not start up. The top line was gone, and I could not open any programs. I got errors constantly. Aswell, on bootup it has always made this whirring sound from the HDD, is that normal? Keep in mind this is my first Mac ever.
  2. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    could the whirring noise you think you hear "from the HDD" actually be the superdrive checking for a disk? that's the whirring noise my MBP makes on bootup.

    Yes, your MBP is definitely not healthy. You HDD may actually be dying, or you might have massive disk or permission problems. Are you running lion? If so, boot into your recovery partition and repair your disk and your disk permissions and see if that helps. Also do you have backups?
  3. Tentpole thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2012
    I do not have any backups, but cleaning the drive would not be a problem. I will probably take it back to the store i bought it and try to return it. It is running Lion, yes.

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