Macbook will only boot up with disk.

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  1. Bargsbeer macrumors member

    Bargsbeer

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    #1
    Earlier tonight my Macbook crashed I went to restart and it crashed finally after several attempts I used my Mac OSX disk and was able to boot from the disk and then from there load Leopard,But my problem is that this is the only way to boot up(Macbook won't load on it's own). If anyone has any ideas?


    Thanks
     
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Goto System Preferences/Startup Disk and select your HD and hit Restart. -GDF
     
  3. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Can you provide a little more info? Do you have Boot Camp installed, or just Leopard? Did you do a hardware check with the OSX disk by holding down the D key on startup?
     
  4. Bargsbeer thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried this and it didn't work,It sat at the Apple logo for a minute then it shut off.


    no boot camp installed.
     
  5. Bargsbeer thread starter macrumors member

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    I ran a hardware test w/ the OSX disk ,It came back with no errors.
     
  6. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm. Here's what I would do:
    1. Repair Permissions in Disk Utility
    2. Reset your PRAM by holding down apple+control+P+R on startup
    3. If none of these have any effect on it, I would try using something like DiskWarrior or Drive Genius 2 to de-frag the directory.
     

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