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HT1533: Startup key combinations for Intel-based Macs

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HT1533 My MacBook Pro can't get past the blue screen on startup.  Wheel spins, blue screen "blinks" and within a few seconds, the wheel starts spinning again.  I have reset the NVRAM, removed the battery with the power off, and tried various startup key combos.

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Sep 20, 2012 1:16 PM

MacBook Pro can't finish the startup.  It goes from the gray apple with spinning wheel to a blue screen with spinning wheel.  Just can't get past that.  What I've tried:  resetting the NVRAM, removing the battery with power off (that whole procedure), attempting a restart using avrious key combinations.  When I got to the console and went through that a few times I got a message that the disk seemed OK and got a prompt to login.  Each time, the login was "incorrect."  Thanks.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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