MBP Boots then Turns off Suddenly

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Glueeater, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Glueeater macrumors regular

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    My new macbook pro (2.5) turns on to the gray screen and then attempts to boot into OSX; however, instead of booting into the OS it turns off. Some times, instead of booting into OSX, it boots into Windows XP (I have it bootcamped).

    Any solutions or ideas as to what is wrong? It just froze up today, so I held down shutdown to force it out of the freeze. Now, I cannot boot up.
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried booting from the restore disc?
     
  3. Glueeater thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have no restore discs on me currently. Is there any other test?
     
  4. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Well, you could try to boot from the Windows disc I guess.
     
  5. Glueeater thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have luckily found my discs. Apparently they were in my desk. Anyway, the computer booted from the install disc. I will explore what I can do from here.

    double edit: So, I booted into the install disc and ran "Startup Disk" utility. It only lists Windows, OSX 10.5.5 from Install, and Network Startup as options.

    Did OSX just delete itself from my laptop? Ridiculous a little?

    Even stranger, when I go to install OSX, it only shows my Windows partition. So not only is OSX gone from startup disks, it has locked the partition from even being visible.
     
  6. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like a flaky hard drive. Unable to boot right from the hard disk, but no trouble starting from a DVD is your first warning. Bizarre contents of the disc is #2. These things happen. Does the restore disc's utilities include something that can read the SMART status of the drive? I've never used it. (Just because it checks out doesn't mean its ok)
     
  7. Glueeater thread starter macrumors regular

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    The computer is brand new, so I'm praying this does not mean I got a lemon.

    I'm running disk utility, and it I ran the verify, it spit out the error:

    "Invalid Node Structure"

    So, now I'm repairing the drive.

    Should I just take this in under warranty? It's been far less than 90 days (slash a year).
     
  8. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    how did you install bootcamp?

    did you run the bootcamp utility and partition the drive first?

    and you didn't install Windows onto the OSX partition (thereby overwriting OSX?)

    i doubt that you would have done this, but you havn't given us enough details to rule it out!
     
  9. Glueeater thread starter macrumors regular

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    I ran the Bootcamp Util. This issue occurred long after installing windows.

    The Disk Util cannot repair the drive, should I just reinstall OSX?
     

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