4224 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2008 5:42 PM by Toki1612
Hello, this is my first major crisis. My Mac Book does not boot up and stays on the boot screen with the Apple logo and the wheel keeps spinning then after few minutes restarts itself then repeats the proccess indefinitely.
Disk Utility repaire performed from the install DVD.
Tried to boot from Install DVD and selected HD to start up disk, same thing happens.
It does not seem to find my account to start up.
There was a problem today loading files into newly installed Logic Pro7. It required authentications to load audio files from HD. I have imported info, files, software and etc from my old Powerbook G4 667MHz (OSX 10.3.9using networking and it seemed to have imported my account info as well.
This has not caused a problem till today, except it began to ask for authentication/password to move folders or files in and out of HD which I believe was a problem for Logic to load in files.
I and my mate somehow found a way to rewrite access to the files and possibly have rewrote access to all the files on my HD.
That sounds very very ominous. One of popular ways to totally fubar your system is to change permissions on your whole hard drive and use "apply to enclosed items" button to propagate it to all drive contents. If you did that (and it sounds like it) you need to do an archive and install.
I have just read through Archive and Install feature.
I've got a bit of work to do tomorrow.
I really don't recall coming accross "Apply to enclosed items", however my mate who is already asleep, unaware of what is happening and what I'm going through,was present and it is sometimes easy to hit keys if it's not your laptop. I shall find out tomorrow.
Yes, it is a lesson learned.