1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 25, 2014 7:50 PM by Melophage
stianolini Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi all,


I have seached this forum to help me with my problem, and I haven't found any help, so I sincerely hope that someone out there can help me. I am struggling with a Macbook Pro which freezes during startup, everything was good last night, but this morning it wasn't, and I have spent the entire day trying to start it up. I saw somewhere that I could try to start it up in Safe Bolt, which I did, but it immidiately shuts off, so the harddrive is probably corrupted, I get it. But the problem is that I need to back up some files before I clean up my disk, but now when I start it up, it will only try to start up in Safe Boot, how do I undo that? I truly hope that I will be able to save some documents.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
  • Melophage Level 5 Level 5 (7,130 points)



    the time to make regular backups of your internal disk is when it’s working properly. Even if you can make backups of your files now, the originals might already be corrupted.


    What you can try is this: boot your MacBook Pro into Recovery mode by holding down a Command key and the R key as it starts up. Once the  OS X Utilities menu appears, select Disk Utility. On the left-hand side of the Disk Utility window, select your internal disk’s boot partition (typically called “Macintosh HD”). On the right-hand side, press the Verify Disk button if it’s not greyed out; if it is greyed out, or if it reports that errors were found, press the Repair Disk button. Once the verification/repair is completed, exit Disk Utility and select Restart from the Apple menu to restart in normal mode. Does your MacBook Pro still freeze up?