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  1. Turtleatm macrumors newbie

    Turtleatm

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    I have a older mid 2009 that wont fully boot up. I have tried all the startup shortcut keys and none of them do anything exept for option and command-s. As far as I can tell its hd is corrupted, but I can’t get to the utilities to fix it. Any ideas?
     
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    Sounds like you'll have to get your hands on a USB installer to access disk utility.

    Do you have access to another Mac that can be used to create the installer?
     
  3. Turtleatm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking it was going to be something like that. I have a new usb flash drive but I don’t have access to another Mac, just a hp.
     
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    Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    If you have an optical drive that works via USB, you could also download an install ISO and burn the ISO to a DVD with a PC.
     
  5. Turtleatm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It has to be an optical drive. A flash drive is not going to work?
     
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    A usb drive will work but the usb installer must be created from another Mac.
     
  7. Turtleatm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok. Thanks for the information! I guess I going to have to find access to another Mac.
     

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