4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2009 11:42 AM by The hatter
peterpilot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I need to repair my hard drive with disk utility. I am unable to boot from my install disk. Only apple logo appears and nothing loads... thanks for your help...

MacBook PRO 15 2.4 4gb, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,130 points)
    how are you trying to boot from the DVD? by holding "c" at the boot chime? reboot and hold option at the chime. this will boot you into startup disk manager where you can choose to boot from the dvd.
  • peterpilot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am holding option key at start up. I select the dvd and nothing loads just the apple logo is visible...
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,130 points)
    are you using the original install disk that came with your computer or the SL disk (if they are different)? try both.
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (60,260 points)
    Always good to have a bootable 2nd hard drive to run repairs. And, to have 3rd party tools available, which can't use on DVD. Also, using the original DVD is less than optimal for repairing a drive or permissions (Disk Utility routines do change and get updated).

    A corrupt directory on any of your hard drives can prevent booting; some people found that after installing SL they had trouble with their superdrive, too.

    If you can boot into single user mode, try that and try using fsck from there.