Unsure of what is happening...

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by reeveah, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. reeveah macrumors member

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    Hi,

    A little history here, was on the SSD and recently installed the old toshiba (the default HDD) into my 2010 MacBook Pro (found better usage on the SSD so decided to remove it)

    Apparently I have forgotten the password to my User Account and decided to perform a 'reformat' via Disk Utility. I did it via a USB with El Capitan installed.

    It has always been fine for me (did the above for 2-3 times for the old MacBooks before giving them away). However, this time, I am repeatedly met with this screen:

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    Can anyone tell me what is going on here?

    Thanks!
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    When does this message appear, when you boot into the thumb drive or when you are actually booting into the system? Can you access recovery (command–R)?
     
  3. reeveah thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi! Yes.. Booting into the system.

    And yes, via recovery mode, format the HDD, booting into the system via USB El Cap, and repeatedly, it boots (like a loop) into this screen. :(
     
  4. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    Why are you using the thumb drive if you can boot into recovery mode? Just boot into recovery mode by holding down command-r and install the OS from there.
     
  5. reeveah thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm maybe i wasnt clear enough.

    Recovery mode - install El Cap via Internet - met with that screen too

    So, i thought by making USB El Cap, I should be good to go.. But, no..
     
  6. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    Sounds to me like you have a hardware problem.
     
  7. reeveah thread starter macrumors member

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    But it was still fine as of last week.

    I merely forgotten the password to Mac account.

    I have tried inserting the Snow Leopard disc and still, am met with the same screen.
     
  8. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Hardware does that, working one week, problem the next. It does look like a HW problem, especially if you get the same issue booted from multiple sources...
     
  9. reeveah thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh man :( Alright then.

    Thanks, will try out.
     

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