3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2012 11:37 AM by dmdimon
hdindi Level 1 (0 points)

My mac book pro has a booting problem. It takes forever at the apple logo and after sometime the apple logo vanishes but the loading icon still continues for a while. Which continues please advice

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • dmdimon Level 3 (840 points)

    if full boot is under 1 minute - it can be, depends on lot of things. Over 1 min will be unusual.


    anyway boot from recovery, repair drive, repair permissions, reboot, clean some space on HD (like empty trash or trash something), reboot and see what'll happen

  • hdindi Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried it but it didn't work. The hard disk had totally failed so had to purchase a new one. A Toshiba when I try to format it using disk utility during set up, it gives me the following error : DISK ERASE FAILED WITH THE ERROR


    It's a new hard disk which has not yet been formatted at all. Could you please advise on the way forward ?

  • dmdimon Level 3 (840 points)

    early 2011 MBP? If so - install firmware updates and all be fine.

    Otherwice show it to Applestore people, looks like hardware problem.