1713 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Jul 14, 2008 5:19 AM by Stephanie Craxford
I am having a similar issue with the OS not booting. I did a bad thing and force reset after a security update on 10.4.something. I then went to the Apple store and did a erase and reinstall with 10.5 after saving some files. It was working fine after that and I was just resetting up when everything froze again. I force reset it and now it just boots to the first gray screen with the apple logo and the thinking wheel. I am able to boot from the CD and to windows (which I am using now).
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I booted it up with my Mac OSX Install Disk, went to Utilities and attempted to use first aid on my HDD.
Verifying the disk produces the error messages:
Invalid node structure
Volume check failed.
Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed
It is now not possible to verify or repair permissions and the HDD's name is greyed out in the list of disks in the disk utility.
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Sounds like you have directory damage that Disk Utility is unable to repair. You will need a stronger utility.
You must use the versions that are compatible w/your OS system & keep the utilities updated to avoid damaging/harming/trashing your system.
Highly recommended for *directory damage* repairs.
Drive Genius Multi-functional utility.
You will need to make your own decision on which to purchase. Read up on them on their websites because each does something a little different.
Check out About disk optimization with Mac OS X. Scroll down to *If you think you might need to defragment*
Please note that the more you use your computer the greater the directory damage which may cause you to take your computer to your nearest AASP.
It's best not to use your computer until the damage has been repaired.
I encountered a similar problem with my MBP. It started with a strange screen flicker as if the horizontal control needed to adjusted like we used to have to do on the old TV sets. Then the issue got worse where it would wake up from sleep mode, finally it got to the point where it no longer started up, as if there was no power coming from the battery or the power supply. This all happened in the space of two days, leaving me with a rather expensive paper weight.
I took the machine into a certified Apple Service Center where they informed me that the Logic Board needed to be replaced at a cost of (Choke) $999.00
I am now looking for a reasonably priced logic board and plan to do it myself.