Hello one and all. This is regarding a friend who I'm trying to help. This is what she sent me: I desparately need your help! I think I have killed my macbook, and obviously this is dreadful timing with me leaving the country next thursday and all. Basically, i agreed to it installing updates and then restarting, when I didn't want it to.. and it was taking ages, so I simply turned it off at the button.. and now, whenver I try to turn the damn thing on is starts up as if it were about to work, and the screen goes blue for a sec, like it's working, then it goes back to loading and freezes. We've resetting the PRAM and it works in Safe Mode, so deleted Login Items too. Apparently, no applications will open though. Ideas?