Please help macbook start up screen frozen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by matt.duric, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. matt.duric, Jan 19, 2009
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2012
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Sounds like your Mac is having trouble booting. The first thing to try when this happens is to verify the disk - to do this you'll need a Mac OS X startup disc. Boot the Mac and immediately hold down Option to get to the boot manager. Once it loads up, insert the Mac OS X DVD, press the clockwise arrow button to get it to rescan, then select the Mac OS X DVD and click the right arrow to boot from it. Once that's done, instead of installing Mac OS X, after selecting a language go to the Utilities menu and choose Disk Utility. Select your hard disk and click Verify Disk. If it finds errors, have it attempt repairs by clicking Repair Disk.
     

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