Help! Macbook won't boot with install disk

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by superfetz, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. superfetz macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    I'm new to this forum...

    My Macbook is starting to get really slow. I've tried Onyx and it told me that the startup volume had to be fixed. But I can't boot my install DVD by pressing "C" in the startup.

    Is there another way to repair the disk?

    TIA :)

    /Superfetz
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Is your drive working normally otherwise? If so, can you see the disk under  -> System Preferences -> Startup Disk?
     
  3. superfetz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @BlueRevolution
    I have the "Startup Disk" panel in front of me right now.
    What next?
     
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  5. superfetz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @BlueRevolution
    The icon is there but if I choose to boot from that disk nothing really happends. It reboots the machine but after a while the HD and disk stops.
    Heeeelp!
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    And does the optical drive work all right with other disks?
     
  7. superfetz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes sir. I've tested it with a DVD movie and another DVD. Right now I'm running TechTool Pro 5 (bootable DVD-version) in order to check the surface of my HD. So far it has found 1 bad block :S
     
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  9. superfetz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I can. Right now it's doing a Surface Scan.
     

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