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

tommyprevatt

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 3, 2012
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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.
 

PerformaGuy

macrumors member
Oct 5, 2012
92
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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.
 

DuPPs

macrumors newbie
Oct 30, 2010
16
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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
 

JacobTan

macrumors newbie
Jan 24, 2013
1
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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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