i have macbook pro 17 inch 10.5.4, that won't boot it starts off with flashing question marks , i inserted the installation disc , did the disk utility thing ,it failed to repair ,
could i use disk warrior(is it free?) to repair it ? if not is there anyway i can save my files and then format my mac ?
ok thanks but i'll try too keep that as my final option ,as my other mac will be hard to get hold of, is there any other way i can fix this problem without formating my system??
and if my hardware is fine , can i just place my hardware into another mac and save my stuff there???
thanks for ur time BDaqua
I've broken-in to just such a beast by using the Installer disc and setting the machine to open via Network System, but it took about 6 false-starts. Maybe even a command-option K, (which used to be Macs way of saying alt-drive.)
I'm no believer in this shift-key since they retired actual Extensions. You'll need to use command-option P &R, to delete the Perimiter Ram, which houses some recent user settings like screen-res, etc. THEN use the C-key which means CD/DVD -drive, to access the (now out of date) Installer Disc.
Hmmm, did Alsoft say it should boot your model?
If you can't have it looked at, I guess we should first try to pull the Haed Drive & see if DW boots then, also not quite sure which MBP 17" you have, but...