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Drive failure - Need help

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Nov 11, 2012 4:11 PM

    Here is a post I had put inthe mountain lion forum

Sure hope someone has an idea for this. Recentlly downloaded the latest update for Mountain lion 10.8.2 I believe, computer restarted, grey screen comes up and apple logo, on the bottom is a progress bar that loads, goes about 1/8 of the way, then disappears and the timing signal comes up and then screen goes to black and computer shuts off. I can not get past that. I was able to get into disk utilities and verify permissions and disk and repair disk but not repair disk permissions. Option doesn't come up. I don't know whats going. Right now it is doing a disk verify anbd said it needs to be prepared so it is doing that. Hope this works. Otherwise what are my options and any idea what has cause this.


As Im typing this this is what happened. Tried repairing  then it came up saying that I should back up all my media and then reinstall everything. Very nice, thanks apple.



  So as to update this, K, so no matter what I do in disk utilty I get the same error. So now, I need to get files off here as well my brother and his wife don't back there stuff up. So does anyone have any options.  Is it possible this will work if I got it home to my equipment and put it in target mode.  I don't even know if it would go in target mode but just asking.   Then lets say I can manage to get some files off or back it up or something. Then what should I do. Does this mean this drive is toast or does it just mean I need to formate and reinstall. I guess another question is is it possible to just reinstall mountain lion on the existing drive and not overwrite everything. I;m really jsut grabbing air here but Im trying to be hopefuly here in case. Maybe someone has a easy answer for this.  Also if there is nothing to be done and reinstall should this computer go back to apple or not. It is still under warrenty. I guess I should say that it is Macbook Pro 15 inch early 2011. Was a refurbished model but still under warrenty as it was purchased in July this year. Anyway, if anyone has any help or suggestions I would really appreciate it. Thank you.


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