I do have one of those programs, but I dont remember which. I installed it but didn't do anything with it yet. I didn't get a chance to check it out. As far as reseting the PRAM, i did it but it still boots to the same screen.
well my friend who was telling me about macs, he shut down shut the lid took out the battery and was looking at stuff. he put it back in and rebooted the machine i guess he wanted to check something out.Think carefully. What exactly were you doing right before this happened?
when in localhost..... i type reboot, it just restarts and goes back to the same startup sequence. apple screen, gears turn, black screen with localhost....If you type the following and press RETURN, do you go back to Single User Mode (black screen), or do you get into OSX?
hmmm seems like it takes the gears a bit longer to show up. it looks like its stuck on the apple boot scree. i havent seen the gears turn yetYou shouldn't have to hold it terribly long, but to be safe (excuse the pun) hold it from before the chime to the point when the system stops loading. Hopefully it'll have a GUI this time, so you'll notice the difference.
hmm after doing a repair on the hd, it says 1HFS volume checked. and then 1 volume could not be repaired because of an error. does that mean its time to reinstall osx? or should i take my mbp to an apple store?Okay, well if you want to back everything up then you may need either an external drive or another Mac. Either boot from the external drive and attempt to access the Mac, or use another Mac in Target Disk Mode to do the same. I can't think of another way to get your data back for now.
Wait. Don't reinstall OSX just yet. It'll simply place extra strain on the drive and you'll never get your data back. Even though it's theoretically the same, try running fsck. If it makes any repairs, run it again until it makes no more changes.
At this stage I'm not sure if it's a drive problem or something else. The fact Disk Utility lost contact with the drive is a bit of a worry. If fsck doesn't work then it's probably a good idea to take it back 'cause a reinstall won't help. Good luck!
its ok man. thanks sooooo much for your help. one of the reasons why i bought a mac is just to learn about it and toy with it since im in the IT field doing help desk stuff. A lot of jobs are asking for mac experience, and what better way than to have an error like this and figuring out what the problem is and how to fix it. Thanks again for the help. i will try to take it to an apple store tmw and keep ya updated for future users.Maybe, but it's unlikely. Boot Camp partitioning often messes with the drive's structure to an extent, but it's almost always fixed by Disk Utility. I think your problem might be slightly different and I think the fact you lost connection with the drive is indicative of this. Mate, take it back to Apple. They should be pretty good about getting it repaired since it's so new. Sorry I can't help more.