Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 2:30 AM (in response to hdindi)
if full boot is under 1 minute - it can be, depends on lot of things. Over 1 min will be unusual.
anyway boot from recovery, repair drive, repair permissions, reboot, clean some space on HD (like empty trash or trash something), reboot and see what'll happen
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 8:43 AM (in response to dmdimon)
I tried it but it didn't work. The hard disk had totally failed so had to purchase a new one. A Toshiba when I try to format it using disk utility during set up, it gives me the following error : DISK ERASE FAILED WITH THE ERROR
WIPING VOLUME DATA TO PREVENT FUTURE ACCIDENTAL PROBING FAILED.
It's a new hard disk which has not yet been formatted at all. Could you please advise on the way forward ?