Problems during Backup Restore: Keep getting restart message

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Dammit Cubs, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    I don't know what to do. I just bought a WD Scorpio 320GB 7200 to be installed in my 07 macbook. The operating system is to date with snow leopard on it. But I don't have the snow leopard disc. I have the regular (luckily). Everything was going well..

    Using disk utility >> I formatted the drive the MAC extended (journaled).
    I did a restore from Time machine >>> It saw my drive. I picked the restore I wanted.

    The restore looked good (1 hour process, actually faster).

    When it said to restart...thats when there's problems. After restart all I see is the "please restart your computer. You can do this by holding down the power button". When I restart, it just keeps coming back to this message like the HD is corrupt. But its not corrupt.

    I don't know what could of caused it. Could it be something to do with me using 10.5 installation disc to restore a 10.6 backed up system?

    Any help would be great. I have looked everywhere for some answers and all I get is this stupid problem about how they can't see their hard drives. Mine seems to be some weird case.

  2. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Why don't you have the SL disk? I think you answered your own question.
  3. DooGesWiZrdOfOz macrumors newbie


    Feb 24, 2010
    Boot up problems after BAck up Restore!

    I had the same problem when I switched to a new Seagate 7200 500GB Momentum.

    I put in the new drive, restored from Time Capsule backup then went to restart and kept getting message to 'restart'.

    I have a new unibody Macbook Pro 17" with Snow Leopard and backup was from previous day (last back up from that same day was somehow not available).

    The only way I could fix it was to reinstall Snow Leopard update from $49 disc I purchased. Nothing else seemed to work.

    Same thing happened when I removed new Seagate drive due to noise and heat problems and replaced original drive, which I also had to restore from backup.

    Might have to purchase a new Snow Leopard update! Good luck

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