Trouble booting

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mgriffin, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. mgriffin macrumors newbie

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    Alright first I thought it was a drive failure but now I know it wasn't. I took the hard drive out of my daughter Macbook Pro mid 2009 and installed the hard drive out of my Macbook Pro mid 2009 both 13 inch. Her computer won't boot to my drive when I know it's working fine. I get the apple and the spinning wheel and that's as far as it goes. After time I will get a circle with a line through it. Any ideas what could be causing this? :confused::mad:
     
  2. mgriffin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried just about everything. Right now I have a new hard drive in my daughters computer with a fresh install of snow leopard. I put the drive in my macbook pro and did the install and it was running perfect. Switched it to her computer and just the apple logo and the spinning wheel.
     
  3. mgriffin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Booting using command v I get as far as Firewire then it says
    Still waiting for root device
    SATA WARNING:Enable auto-activate failed
     
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  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    That looks like a hardware problem of some sort, if you're getting that message in verbose mode.
     
  6. mgriffin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm wondering if maybe the cable is bad from the logic board to the hard drive.
     

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