Macbook Pro hangs on start up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by STITCHES, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. STITCHES macrumors member

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    My late 08 MBP all of a sudden wanted to start hanging on start up. I've tried the usual's like reset PRAM and ran fsck -fy and it came back ok. I tried booting into safe mode and the bar loads, then it hangs after that.

    When I insert my Snow Leopard dvd it reads it for a minute or so and spits it back out.

    Weird thing is that I'm on the same laptop using Windows XP under bootcamp. It boots into bootcamp flawlessly. I tested the superdrive under windows using an audio cd and iTunes plays it with no problems.

    So just in case I backed up what little data I had on it(everything else is on externals).

    Can anybody help me out?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Do you have any bootable or Time Machine backup?
     
  3. Peace macrumors Core

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    Hold down the option key while booting then select OSX and see what happens.

    You might have screwed up your boot.ini
     
  4. STITCHES thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't have a bootable or time machine back up. :(

    Held down the option key while booting, selected OS X and it still hangs...
    The boot.ini? Can I fix that from boot camp?
     
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    Peace

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    Boot into windows and select bootcamp from the menu on the lower right. Select start up in OSX.

    See what happens.

    No. The boot.ini problem isn't just a single file. Sorry I implied that. I meant the efi part.
     
  6. STITCHES thread starter macrumors member

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    Still hangs after starting up in OS X from bootcamp.
     

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