Macbook won't restart. Grrr

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ksommers, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. ksommers macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009
    So my computer froze while i was waking it up from it's nap, so I restarted it by holding down the power button. It now shows me the gray screen, apple sign and spinning circle for about a minute before it's decided it's done and would like to turn itself off.

    I have tried resetting the PRAM and the SMC.

    I have tried restarting in safe mode

    I tried to restart it off the AC adapter without the battery

    I hear the chime, I see the apple, and the status circle, and then NOTHING!!! Any suggestions?
  2. tobyg macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2004
    Power on and hold cmd-v at the chime, watch what it's doing in verbose mode. Maybe you'll get a hint as to what might be going on..
  3. ksommers thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009
    okay, i really don't know what any of this stuff means... right before it shuts off it says: something syncing and then something about killing processes. CPU something, and then it goes black it's all so fast! i tried to see what it said 3 times :(
  4. tobyg macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2004
    If you have your install disk, boot off of it. Don't do an install, just run disk utility and try to do a repair/verify on the disk.
  5. frankblundt macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2005
    South of the border
    General tips on first steps to try: startup issues from Apple. If Disk Utility doesn't work, give fsck a go

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