Mac OSX, bootcamp startup problems.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by analog., Mar 5, 2009.

  1. analog. macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I always am able to find some kind of help on this website whenever i troubleshoot problems or issues i'm having. But now, i'm having one that actually caused me to register :p

    I'm running an intel macbook pro 15' with bootcamp and xp sp2.
    I also have the NTFS-3G read/write driver installed on my osx side


    Now to my problem. After shutting down xp and attempting to boot into osx, i am getting a constant apple logo with the working gear, sometimes proceeding to a blue screen and an intermittant working gear. I've looked around on this site for some solutions and I'm really afraid that i have contracted a virus on my windows side which has bled over to my mac side because of my NTFS-3G read/write driver.

    If this is the case, is there ANY way i can fix such a problem? I've tried booting into safe mode on osx with similar blue screen results.
     
  2. analog. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am really really confused and frusturated.

    I can log into my Windows side alright, scanned with Avast! and found nothing. Yet I can't seem to get ANY response when I startup OSX.
     
  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    NTFS-3G is an OS X program, not used by Windows, so Windows doesn't have access to the OS X partition. It doesn't even know it exists.

    Try booting from the system DVD and verifying the OS X install with Disk Utility. Verify permissions AND the disk itself with Disk Utility.
     
  4. analog. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just got my install disks back from my friend, tried what you said and i'm still seeing similar results :/
     
  5. analog. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried safe booting to nothing but a white logo screen and a progress indicator for 15-20 minutes before i restart it out of frustration again.

    Any last minute advice before a reinstall?
    :/
     

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