Mac Pro Stuck at Apple Logo

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  1. marker227, Aug 22, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2014

    marker227 macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2004
    Hey all,

    I restarted my computer and now my computer is getting hung up on the Apple logo. Sometimes it shows the gear and other times it just stops at the Apple logo.

    I repaired disc permissions 4 times and "repaired disc" 2 times. The SSD in my computer is under a year old.

    I'm not sure what prompted this to happen. Luckily I was able to get an Apple Genius Bar appointment tomorrow.

    Does anyone have a possible solution for me? I tried P-Ram reset (no luck, all that comes up is my firmware password prompt) and safe mode. I wasn't able to get the computer to boot into safe mode. I did all these tests with all the peripherals unplugged.

    Luckily, I just completed a fresh time machine backup about 12 hours earlier. If I restored from that point, it would put back all 3 of my user accounts on my laptop?

    I have to be able to restore or else I'm really in trouble. I was in the middle of moving my 70gb music folder from my guest account to my main account. I was not able to see any of the files through the Time Machine Backup/Users/Guest/Music/ folder while in my main account. The folder says it's 70gb, but every artist folder is empty... So, I was manually adding the playlists via iTunes (which seemed to work).
  2. iBook_Clamshell macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2013
    Save anything on the SSD you need(hook it up to another computer), format completely and reinstall OS X. Don't just restore, reload. This has worked for me a lot.
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    What type of MacBook Pro are you using?

    Please state the size and model (e.g. mid-2010, early-2011)
  4. marker227 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2004
    2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 w/ 16 GB of ram. I believe the year is Late 2012. I could be wrong.

    I restored from a Time Machine backup. It seems to have done the trick. This is only temporary. I do plan on restoring the machine completely and then migrating only the files I absolutely need.

    Thanks for the help :).

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