Mac won't start up past gray screen.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dabomb2727, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. dabomb2727 macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2010
    Hi all, first i'd like to give you a few pieces of information on what was going on before I restarted my mac. 1. My mac is a 13'' late 2008 mb with 2gb of ram (running leopard). 2. I JUST had my hard drive replaced due to a failure. 3. Before i restarted my computer i was having several "system extenstion" errors and when i tried to repair i recieved the message 'Underlying task reported failure on exit.' At the time, i was also trying to install Adobe CS5 Master Collection trial and i couldn't get past a password screen. This also prompted me to restart. Once the computer began to restart, it began updating boot caches. This was taking a very long time so i walked away from the mb. When i came back i realized the battery had died and when i plugged it back in and tried to get it to boot, it would get to the gray screen with the apple and the spinning logo underneath. But then it simply reboots.

    I've tried restarting the pram. I've tried rebooting in single user mode (cmd + S) and got to the point where i could rebuild the tree (fsck_hfs -r /dev/disk0s2) and that did it's thing for about ten minutes and it didn't fix the problem.

    I don't have my install disk but apple is sending me a new one and will be here by friday. Any help?
  2. dabomb2727 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2010
    Thanks for your reply. If you read my entire thread, you would have realized i have done everything on that list...
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    I did read it but your only option is to wait for the install disks to arrive. I can't think what else you could try, I've included everything to the guide what I find relevant.

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