macbook stuck at apple screen

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Blackphyre, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Blackphyre macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2011
    hi i got my mac book about w year ago ad suddenly it has started getting stuck at the apple screen when i turn it on, i can leave it on for as long as i want but it never starts up

    i tried resetting my PRAM

    and when i use apple-v the last line it comes up with is:
    vmnet: netif-vmnet8: Adding protocol 2.

    im running snow leopard and i just got it yesterday, when i preformed the system updates thats when it started crashing.
  2. musicdad61 macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2008
    Airdrie, AB
    Hi there. I had a similar issue with my 2 yr old iMac. It would begin starting up, the grey screen with the apple logo would appear and then after about 1 minute or so, it would restart. It would do this endlessly. Apple Genius bar guy determined that the hard drive was no longer functional and I had to replace my hard drive. Fortunately, I purchased the AppleCare warranty and even more fortunately, I had been using Time Machine to back up to an external hard drive. After I got the hard drive put in and the OS reinstalled by Apple, I restored all my data with my Time Machine backup.

    Sorry that this doesn't really solve your problem, but it sounds similar to what happened to me. Perhaps someone else has a different experience and your hard drive is still operational!
  3. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    That last line isn't particularly useful. What's the rest of it say? Do you see any I/O errors?
  4. Minicube macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2011
    Do you have Disk Warrior or another trouble-shooting tool (you should have at least one). Sometimes it's a simple as rebuilding the directory of HD. I have Tech Tool Pro and Disk Warrior on an external drive. I boot from that and run diagnostics on the malfunctioning HD.
  5. chrisman macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2011
    Hopewell, Virginia
    Do you hear any clicking noises?
    I would boot from the install disk then repair permissions and repair the disk.

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