Macbook pro not booting properly

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nclkn, May 23, 2010.

  1. nclkn macrumors newbie

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    May 23, 2010
    #1
    My Macbook pro is not booting properly. When I start it up, it goes through the normal process and gets to a point where a screen comes up telling me: "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several seconds or press restart now"

    This happens every time.

    I tried to start in safe mode and holding down the option key and selecting the mac partition. Neither would work.

    Any help would be great.

    Thanks for any help...
     
  2. Gorilla Power macrumors 6502

    Gorilla Power

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    Mar 19, 2010
    #2
    I think something in your file system has got corrupted. I suggest an erase and install. Most of the times its a good solution to problems.
     
  3. peterja macrumors regular

    peterja

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    Jan 21, 2008
    #4
    Try verbose mode to see what happends, power on and immediately press and hold command-v. You will see then if it tries to repair the filesystem and fails for example.
     

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