This morning my MBP, mod 6,2 (8GB, 500GB), started acting strange (would not minimize Word, Safari would crash and re-crash on restart...)
so I decided to reboot it. Never came back.
The system sits on the grey screen forever. In many attempts, once or twice it went to the login screen, and after I entered the password, got stuck on that screen removing the cursor.
So far I have:
- booted ML in recovery mode, checked and rechecked the HD (verify disk, check permissions....) - all ok
(recovery mode runs fine, I can browse the web, run disk utility....without any problem)
- reset PRAM and SMC (even if the problem does not appear related)
- booted the AHT disk and passed the brief test (am running the extended one now)
- booted in verbose mode and learned that the system gets stuck in these steps
Com.apple.launchd 1 com.apple.UserEventAgent-LoginWindow # stopping job
Com.apple.launchd 1 com.apple.UserEventAgent-LoginWindow # Sent Job SIGKILL
Com.apple.launchd 1 com.apple.universalaccessd # stopping job
Com.apple.launchd 1 com.apple.universalaccessd # Sent Job SIGKILL
Com.apple.launchd 1 com.apple.helpd # stopping job
Com.apple.launchd 1 com.apple.helpd # Sent Job SIGKILL
Com.apple.launchd 1 com.apple.coreservices.appleid.authentication # stopping job
where # is the process ID, which keeps increasing. The first time it appears, reads 249, then works its way up constantly.
Any clue on what could be wrong?? I'm mostly interested in backing up the last few days of work before doing anything
drastic with the system, but need to get in the system to do that.
Thanks in advance