Unibody White MacBook- HD failure? Cannot boot after email hack.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by chagoi, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. chagoi macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2012
    Hello! My mother's unibody white MacBook will not get past the grey apple and spinning gear when you first boot up the computer. This was after she opened a link in an email from a friend who had her email compromised. Now I'm getting spam emails with the same link from my mother's hacked email, and her computer won't even get to the login screen. I took it to the genius bar only to be told it was likely HD failure, but the windows partition works without a hitch! What could this be? A trojan? Is there any way to retrieve data (really just pictures) before I attempt to reinstall OS X?

  2. macdatadrive, Apr 22, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2012

    macdatadrive macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2011
    The city of Macintosh :)

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