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