Weird Reformatting/Booting Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mxaaron, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. mxaaron macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Here is what's wrong with my Macbook Pro version 10.6.7.

    Whenever I boot up my Macbook, I would have to wait at least 7-10 minutes on the white loading screen with the Apple logo and the loading bar.

    I searched around, and I found out that reformatting your computer is the only way to fix the long boot up time.

    I popped in my Mac OS X Install Disc 1, restarted my macbook and held on the ALT key to switch to the Install Disc.

    What the problem is whenever I click on the Install Disc 1 option, it just freezes. I waited about 15 minutes, but it just stayed like that.

    Does anyone have a solution to this?
     
  2. Sc00tr macrumors regular

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    sounds like it might be a hardware problem.
    Try the hardware test.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1509
     
  3. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    New York, USA
    #3
    Instead of reinstalling, hold "Command V" before the grey Apple logo and then watch for what line the boot sequence stalls on. (You can let go or Cmd+V after the text starts to appear)

    After you have that, write it down and post it back here.
     
  4. Sc00tr macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    sounds like it might be a hardware problem.
    Try the hardware test.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1509
     

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