Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2013 6:40 AM (in response to trix_gal)
If you are having issues with your MacBook Pro not booting past the Apple logo, you may find the following articles helpful (if a standard Recovery boot does not work, you may be able to boot to an Internet Recovery as described in the second doc):
If the issue is being caused by a lack of available hard drive space, you may also be able to access the drive in Target Disk mode:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2013 10:42 AM (in response to brenden dv)
Thanks! I've tried everything except the disc utility from the install disc. I finally got my hands on one, and tried the disc utility step.
I did the Repair Disk Permissions, and it found a lot of permissions to fix. I think that's the main problem because the SMART status is verified. I'm still in progress but I feel that this should be it. I'll be rebooting soon and *fingers-crossed* hope that this fixes it.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2013 12:01 PM (in response to brenden dv)
I FIXED MY MAC!! YEAYYY!!
So i think this is what happened:
1. I changed the permissions of the start up disk. DON'T DO IT. EVER.
2. No. 1 starts ruining my mac, causing it to create errors in the folder permissions etc. so when it starts up, it was stuck in the apple logo.
3. Couldn't get into safe mode...
4. Pressing alt after reboot and selecting the hard disk choice provided didn't work
5. NVRAM/PRAM (??) reset did nothing
6. Going into terminal mode, typed in fsck. Didn't work
7. Finally I got my hands on a DVD of the Mac OSX Lion.
8. Restarted using disc boot. Did disc utility. Repaired disc permissions.
9. Reboot again. Kernel panic. I stay calm. Reboot. Kernel panic again. I panic.
10. Reboot, pressed shift to go into Safe Mode. I got in. Deleted movies laying on the desktop hoping it'll free up some space (bye-bye Game of Thrones).
11. Reboot, gray screen, apple logo, spinning wheel. Light blue screen appears! Yay! Sakura flowers appear!! My wallpaper! yayayyayayayy
12. There still seems to be some problem with some start up items having security issues. I don't know why but it seems to do nothing but pop up a warning that says the items weren't running. So, for now, my mac is safe.
PS. my start up items are:
All of them have issues. I have no idea what these start up items are. But now after reboot, a pop up (for each item) will appear saying
Insecure Startup Item disabled.
("/Library/StartupItems/[item name]") has not been started because it does not have the proper security settings.
I read here http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3493 says that I should drag them into trash, but it wouldn't go it because it's being used. So I don't know how to deal with these pop ups.
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