Stuck

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  1. Kewell35, Mar 31, 2017
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    Kewell35 macrumors newbie

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    My macbook reaches 50% at the progress bar I start up and just sticks.

    I tried safe mode. It still sticks and I can't reach safe mode when holding shift.
    I tried command, alt, p and r. Nothing.
    I tried repairing with disk utility. No errors. It still sticks.
    I tried reinstalling. It still sticks.
    I tried a clean reinstall but can't back up data because I get an error -61 when trying to save to external hard drive (I think it's a permissions error.)
    The only thing that works is holding command and r to disk utility/online help.

    I ran it in verbose mode and I get this

    hfs : Removed 1 orphaned/unlinked files and 0 directories.
    Warning : couldn't block sleep during cache update.
    Warning : proceeding w/o DiskArb
    dev/disk1 on / (hfs, local, journaled)
    BootCacheControl : Unable to open var/db/BootCache.playlist : 2 No such file or directory
    bash : etc/rc.server : No such file or directory
    bash : etc/rc.installer_cleanup : No such file or directory
    USBMSC Identified non unique 000000000820 0*5ac 0*8406 0*820, 3
    Waiting for DSMOS...

    and some more lines under it but those messages contained the only errors.
     
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  3. Kewell35 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OS X 10.10.5
    Macbook Pro Retina 2015
     
  4. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Is the external drive you're trying to copy to one you have copied to from you MBP before? I'm wondering if it's properly formatted.
     
  5. Kewell35 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No. It's a brand new one. How can I properly format it? Can I do it in the interface using command and r (at startup)?
     
  6. john.simatos macrumors newbie

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    Yes you can, if you get to the install screen there is an option under utilities at the top
     
  7. Kewell35 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK. Thanks. I got it. What volume format do I use though? if I want to backup my hard drive... Mac OS Extended (Journaled)?
     
  8. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Yes. Should be able to save your data and proceed with OS reinstall.
     
  9. Kewell35 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey. I got it to work! Thanks all for the help.
     

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