5 Replies Latest reply: May 24, 2012 1:24 AM by Julien Desbois
Julien Desbois Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi folks !


Notebooks affected by this troubleshoot:

  • Macbook Pro 15" 6,2 Mid 2010 (OS 10.7.3) with all Apple updates installed - 2,66Ghz Core i7 - Apple SSD 128GB
  • Macbook Pro 15" Late 2011 (OS 10.7.2) - 2,4Ghz Core i7 - standard specs


Troubleshoot :


At startup, Lion freezes before the user is able to type his login/password.


We see the login prompt interface of Lion, but can't even move mouse cursor.

Keyboard's inactive too because system is frozen.

So you must force a shutdown.

And it's a loop-freezes. You'll try several times to boot your laptop before it will succeed to open. (it's a 5-times boot to succeed - average)


I've tried several times: P-Ram reset, repair the permissions of Macintosh HD with latest Lion recovery & from an external boot too.

None of this has solved this issue.


I'm sure I'm not the only one who saw that issue. Have to boot 5 or 10 times his Macbook Pro to succeed a boot is not a normal use


Any Help ?



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)