Macbook stuck on spin wheel and grey screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iGotaMac, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. iGotaMac macrumors newbie

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    I have a MacBook Pro, this is what happened. I held down control S and used :rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone. Now my Mac wont boot up. It starts to but then it stays at the spin wheel with a grey screen. I can boot to Recovery but theres no Time Machine dates to go back to, I dont have the dvd/cd the OS comes in, and I dont have a good internet connection for an update either. How can I fix this? I was wondering if there was a way to copy my brothers MacBook volume and duplicate it on mine, and if this might be a solution. Data loss isnt an issue I have all my files backed up I just want to get it running again :(

    additional info:
    When i try to Verify my disk in Disk Utility these errors come up

    Invalid leaf count
    Invalid sibling link
    The volume 'volume' was found corrupt and needs to be repaired.
    Error: this disk needs to be repaired. Click repair disk

    When I click repair disk these errors comeup

    Invalid leaf count
    Invalid sibling link
    The volume 'volume' could not be repaired
    Error: Disk Utility cant repair this disk... disk, and restore your backedup files
     
  2. iGotaMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. Naimfan macrumors 68040

    Naimfan

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    You need either a good internet connection - like at an Apple store - or a bootable volume on an external media.
     
  4. iGotaMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ???

    How could i create a bootable flash drive using a working macbook
     
  5. Sgtarky, Nov 16, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012

    Sgtarky macrumors regular

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    oops!

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    yeah, google it.
     
  6. iGotaMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    fixed it

    I used diskwarrior, worked like a charm :)
     
  7. Sgtarky macrumors regular

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    good job, glad you got it fixed.
     

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