MacBook Pro will not boot into recovery or anything other than bootcamp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tommyprevatt, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. tommyprevatt macrumors newbie

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    I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro with Lion installed and I can't get the computer to boot into anything except bootcamp. Now, here's the deal with that, my windows partition is shot - all of these issues started when I started trying to fix that, so it won't even load windos, it just hangs.

    I have tried restarting the computer holding Option, Command + R, Command + Option + R, Shift, both shifts, both shifts at the same time.

    I will tell you that I was able, one time, to load disk utility by holding Command+Option+P+R. From there is where I told it to boot into my bootcamp partition, that was all she wrote. Now it won't boot anything but into bootcamp - which is boorked...

    Any suggestions?? Please.
     
  2. PerformaGuy macrumors member

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    Find a Mac OS X disc, insert and hold S while booting up. Then access disk utility to see what is going on with your partition map.
     
  3. DuPPs macrumors newbie

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    could try holding command+s to boot into single user mode and after it stops at the prompt type: fsck -fy

    is should run a hard drive scan for corruption and repair any errors. once it completes then type: reboot

    also try holding down the alt key when you turn on your mac to display boot drives
     
  4. JacobTan macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    Did you sort out the issue with your Macbook Pro.
    I have exactly the same problem.
    It will boot into Windows through bootcamp, but not as a Mac (either from hard drive or CD).
    I have managed to connect it to another Mac using Target Disc Mode and have run Disk Utilities (first aid/verify) and it said HDD was fine.
    Thanks for any advice
     

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