Major meltdown- help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xamberlymx, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. xamberlymx macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2010
    So the other day I tried to open Photoshop, and it kept freezing when it was loading some part of it, and then eventually would give me an error that part of the preferences for the program had been deleted.

    It slowed down that day I restarted it. Now, when I turn it on, I cant even type in the first letter of my password without is going to the color wheel. The login screen disappears every 5 minutes as it keeps loading the screen over and over.

    It will not open in safe mode- the gray screen comes up, but there is never a progress indicator.

    I can't take it into apple without spend $50. Any fixes to try at home? I dont have any of the CDs, I purchased this from a friend.
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    Sep 7, 2008
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  3. xamberlymx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2010
    First, hold down the option key (also known as the alt key) just after you've pressed the power button. This should show all the available options to boot from, so if you have Windows installed through Bootcamp or a disk in your SuperDrive, you should be able to see them along with your OS X drive/partition.

    I did this and it have me a screen that said Mac Hard Drive and an arrow. I clicked the srrow and it brought me to the login screen. It looks normal but when I try to type anything in it goes into this tailsping of color wheel, then
    reloading the page a million times. It stops, but as soon as I try to type it freaks out again.

    PRAM reset [2]. Hold down option, command, P and R while booting. Start it when you hear the sound and don't let go before it reboots.

    Did nothing. Started up the same way as safe mode- grey screen with little progress wheel, then into the login screen.

    ***When I press the power button, it does respond with the restart-log off-shut down screen though.

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