Unable to start up mac. Blu screen

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by LAURENANA, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. LAURENANA macrumors newbie

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    Hello there,

    I', kinf of new in all apple things. Even if my hadware is old. I just got it. However. I was using it in the most basic way: working online. Suddenly my browser, firefox, stop workin, I tried to closed it but was not possible, later I tried to restart the computer but didn't work eather. So I shutted down in the hard way. Then I turned it on again and after the start up song, the apple image and the disc rowling i was directed to the eternal blue screen.

    Reading guides about the same problem I followed the steps: Single User mode,safe mode, etc. I can have my desktop when I go into safe mode but not like it supossed to be, I mean, I can introduce my pasword and don't have the blue screen anymore but nothong else appears, just the space image without any other function.

    I tried to boot form another device, from an USB but it doesn't read it. Cannot get DVD of the OS installer right now.

    Any advice. Please. I need to write my disertation!!:(

    P.S. Sometimes in the blus screen appear some error mesage, like java or google crashed down, but not further action is alowed.
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Elkton, Maryland
    #2
    Is this machine running Lion or later? Do you recall there being a rocket ship icon in your Dock at the bottom of the screen? Try holding CMD R at boot and selecting Disk Utility. Then go to "Macintosh HD" (Your Hard Drive Name May Be Different) and select "Repair Disk". Also "Repair Permissions" while you are there.
     

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