start up - death error

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by raverpoke, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. raverpoke macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2012
    I'm looking for some tech advice.

    My MBP was working fine. The next next day I started it and immediately after the start up tone, I received an error message and it asked me to power down the computer by holding down the power button.

    The error message can be seen in the 3 screen shots attached. It's in 3 shots because the horizontal text was too long to be captured in only 1 shot.

    I tried rebooting in safemode by holding down the shift key directly after the start up tone, but I received the same error.

    Any thoughts from the community?

    OS X 10.7.2 MacBook Pro 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB SDRAM

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  2. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2006
    Try booting into single user mode and performing some diagnostics. How to for booting into single user or verbose mode

    If you can get in with single user, try some of the commands listed here:

    I would also recommend booting into Firewire target disk mode (hold "T" at startup) and seeing if you can access the files on the laptop from another computer. This will also allow you to backup.

    Good luck and be very careful in single user mode since you're logged in as root and can damage your system if you enter careless commands.

    You might need to re-install since it seems that something is damaged in the OS X install; launchd not starting is a serious issue that is preventing the OS from booting.

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