Help! MBP Blue screen on start up, possible hard drive corruption?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fox777, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. fox777 macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2008
    Hi guys, I am having problem with starting up my new MBP, would really appreciate if you could help me out.

    1. Current rev of MBP 15' 2.53 Ghz
    2. HITACHI Travelstar HD20500 IDK/7K 500GB 7200 RPM

    What happened is that I had this Hitachi drive in my PC laptop running Windows 7. Last night I got my MBP and decided to put that Hitachi drive in macbook, then format it and install OS X. Once i put the hard drive in and tried to start MBP i kept getting Windows Recovery Screen because MBP was trying to boot from hard drive directly. Since this is my first ever Mac I didn't know what key to press to be able to choose from DVD. On one of the attempts I actually hit "Proceed Windows normally" and it gave me blue fatal screen saying it was not possible.

    Once I figured how to boot from DVD I used Disk utility to format the HDD under Extended (Journaled) and then installed OS X on it. I got the welcome screen and put my apple ID, choose my language and then when I get to screen where it says: "Enjoy your Apple product and OS X" and I hit "Go" it just stays on blue screen and does not do anything. I then run permissions check and disk verify and it failed both tests. Then I erased whole hard drive with "Zero out data" option and then installed OS X - same blue screen. Now permissions check seems to be fine but it fails disk verify. When I hit "repair disk" it runs it but then says it can't fix it.

    Everytime I reinstall OS X(I reinstalled OS 4 times) it tells me it was "successfully installed OS X on my drive". Also, would like to note that everytime I format my HDD and then do "disk verify" while HDD is empty it passes it.

    This hard drive is only 1 week old and was working excellent in my PC. I don't think it is defective. So did I mess it up by letting MBP boot from it while it had Windows 7? Is that why now I can't install OS X on it?

    :apple:Sorry for crazy long post :apple:
  2. madog macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2004
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    In DiskUtility, make sure the drive is using the GUID partition table. When buying new drives, they are typically formatted with MBR and NTFS/FAT.

    Otherwise, in DU you select the drive itself (not the volume below it), chose the partition tab, change CURRENT to 1 partition, click the OPTIONS button, change to GUID, then select Extented (journaled), give it a name, then click APPLY.

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