I need help starting up my macbook pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ScratchCard, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. ScratchCard macrumors newbie

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    Okay, I have a problem. My Macbook Pro isn't starting up. Like it is, but it's taking forever.

    You see, Safari was lagging and I couldn't force quit it, so I just held the power button and after as bit it shut down. So, then as I'm turning it on it takes a good 8 minutes to get past the white apple screen with the loading gray icon and then, 15 minutes to get past the light blue screen. Anyways, after that's done I proceed to my desktop, where I can see everything but I can't click on anything, I can move my mouse but it has the colorful loading spin wheel.

    After 10 minutes I conclude it's not going anywhere, so I repeat the shut down process only to make it worse. Now it's not 8 minutes but 12, and the blue screen took 25 minutes before my laptop's battery died. Right now I'm trying to do the Safe Boot and a loading bar has come up and it's moving extremely slowly.

    Should I be worried? I am already, but is this bad enough so that I have to take it to the Apple store? I've got some pretty important stuff on that computer and I really don't want to lose them. Please help?

    I want to do everything possible before I take it to the genius bar, help me pleease!!

    Oh, and hi to everyone on the forums.
     
  2. abdu2s macrumors newbie

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    Typical hard drive failure. it happened to me twice before.
    Just go to apple store and get it replaced for free if you're under warranty.

    OR better off Get a SSD , it's worth it
     
  3. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    While true, SSD has a limited capacity in terms of storage. I need 500GB... and AFAIK, either there isn't one already or if there is one then it will cost a lot of dough.
     
  4. abdu2s macrumors newbie

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    True, but good solutions available to replace the DVD with a HDD while working on the SSD.


    If it's too costy for you, i Recommend the seagate momentus XT

    it's a hybrid drive and A LOT faster than original HDD's i used my self for over a year
     

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