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Karen Leighly Level 1 (0 points)

I have a 2006 Mac Pro. 

Last night, I was watching a netflix program and it froze the display, although the sound continued.  I could not force quit (spinning ball) so I shut the computer down.

I restarted the computer, and it froze  in a similar way when I went to full screen.  Then eventually the netflix quit, and the spinning ball eventually quit spinning.


This morning, I started it, and it chimed but I can't get past the grey screen - the apple logo is there, but the thing below it is frozen.


I cannot try a hardware test because I can't get the DVD drive to open.


I should add that, for the last ~6 months or so, occasionally when starting up, it would display a flashing file folder and stop booting.  Probably did that 10 times or so.  I would then shut it off and try again, and it worked.


Any ideas?  Bad boot hard drive?  Fortunately everything is backed up!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
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