[Help/Advice needed] Macbook OS gets locked up

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mickbarnes, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. mickbarnes macrumors newbie

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    My partner has a MacBook which is running Tiger the problem we have is that once it logs into the OS Desktop and you click on anything the rainbow ball shows up and it seems the computer locks up.

    Has anyone had this or has a solution?

    She has some files on it that she wants to get off. We don't have the mac's networked and can't get them to due to this problem.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Use the gray restore DVDs that came with that Mac (not another) and boot from them via pressing C during startup.
    Then go to Utilities and start Disk utility to repair the disk and permissions.

    If that didn't work, you can use Target Disk Mode to get data from the MacBook.
     
  3. mickbarnes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do I do the Target Disk mode?
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    There are three (3) links in my first reply, and the three links are present again in the quote you took.

    Follow any one of these, as it is described in detail on how to do it.
     

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