*HELP* Won't boot/prohibited symbol/folder ?

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  1. Kwik23 macrumors newbie

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    As described above, my MBP refuses to boot. On startup, it's the grey screen w/ Apple logo. No scrolling thing underneath. Then after a while, I get the prohibited symbol (circle with line through it) followed by the folder with the question mark. After I hit cmd + s on start up, I receive the following: Loading 'mach_kernel'...
    ............................................................................................................
    root device uuid is '74D0B156-E3F4-4F24-B870-542744485AEA'
    Loading drivers...
    Couldn't get file info.
    Error loading drivers

    I'm waiting on my CD's to be overnighted since they are in another city. Any help/thoughts until then would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!
     
  2. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Try to load off of the boot disk. Sounds like your drive crashed.
     
  3. Kwik23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I figured. My brother is going to overnight my disks asap tomorrow. Hopefully it's nothing that can't be repaired. I really need my data back off that drive. Don't mind buying a new HD.
     
  4. MacNut macrumors Core

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    You might be able to retrieve the data, it might just be the OS that got corrupted and not the drive itself.
     
  5. Kwik23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just received my boot disks. I boot with them then go to disk utility. I try to repair the disk and I get the following: Rechecking volume.
    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Invalid node structure.
    The volume Macintosh HD could not be repaired after 3 attempts.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


    1 HFS volume checked
    1 volume could not be repaired because of an error
    Repair attempted on 1 volume
    1 volume could not be repaired

    What does this mean? And am I doing this correctly? Mac newbie, sorry.
     
  6. Gorilla Power macrumors 6502

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    I have had this problem twice, I know what you mean. The Disk Utility message doesn't help at all. I had to discard the two Hitachi drives that underwent this. Couldn't do anything else. Sorry.
     
  7. Kwik23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Saw something about "Disk Warrior." Is this an option for me seeing as how it doesn't start up on it's own? Also, if I'm screwed, how do I go about getting my data off. I have a 1 TB external MyBook w/ firewire conn.
     
  8. Kwik23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunetly discarding isn't an option. I NEED the info off this drive. It's my own stupid fault for not backing up regularly, I know. I can beat myself up for this AFTER I've gotten my data back lol.
     

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