osx loading bar

Discussion in 'macOS' started by falseblackbear, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. falseblackbear macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
    When my mac boots there is a loading bar underneath the apple, it doesnt take that long, but It is a brand new hard drive that apple just replaced, none of the disk repairs/verifications worked. If I replaced the hard drive with another SATA would that solve the problem? I have a 1tb that I am waiting to install because i think my computer might be frying hard drives.
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    That's a problem? Now, if it's frying hard drives, yeah: problem. But, what makes you think that?
  3. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    That's usually indicating a firmware update being installed, but of course it isn't being installed each time. To see if there's one waiting to be installed, hold down the power button next time you turn it on (make sure of course it's not already on, because holding down the power button would force it off). The computer will emit a long tone and the light on the front will flash, and then you can release the power button. Wait for the progress bar to finish, then it should boot normally. If that doesn't fix the issue, I'd go back to the store and ask them to make it right. I haven't seen a major issue develop from that, but it often has indicated a software install that wasn't quite functioning correctly.


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