Macbook pro won't start

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ztormie, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Ztormie macrumors regular

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    Hi
    This is my first post here and english isn't my primary language so bear with me please. I have a Macbook pro 2009 (2,26Ghz, 160 GB HDD, all Apple original parts) which is only a few months old. It has never failed me and I love it. Until now. I usually just put it to sleep when I´m done with it but yesterday i turned it off . Now this morning when I press the power button the mac booting up sound beeps and everything seems normal. The White screen with the apple logo comes on and it starts working. After that however a blue background appears and that "clock"-wheel-thing that spins comes up, then it goes away, then it comes back and spins some more, then it goes away and so on. Nothing else happens. I tried turning it off and botting up again a few times but the same thing happens every time.
    I put in the installation-cd (Leopard) and held down c while I booted up, this seemed to be working at first, the installation menus came up and I chose that option that re-installs OSX while keeping the files on the hard drive. After a few minutes into the installation however I got a message that said (rough translation)
    "The installation failed. Mac OS X could not be installed on your computer. The installation could not install certain files on "/Volumes/MacintoshHD".

    What does this mean? Has my harddrive failed or what seems to be the problem?:confused:
     
  2. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Sounds like the hard disk may have failed, yes. In the installation program you can click Utilities > Disk Utility at the top and check the HD in that.

    Next step is to contact Apple, I hope it gets sorted quickly for you.
     
  3. Ztormie thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Ztormie thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm, I checked the hard drive in disk utilities now and it can´t find anything wrong with it. :confused: Can I do a backup from inside disk utlities?
     

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