freaking out MacBook won't boot

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  1. ryanlusk

    ryanlusk Banned

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    Okay my MacBook wasn't responding so I did a hard shutoff
    Then I tried to boot and it gets to the boot logo and the little spinning gear doesn't move it just sits there
    What do I do !
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    kevin1st Well-Known Member

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    try these three things.
    1) when booting hold "x" this will force it to boot.
    2)if that fails hold"shift" while booting this will put in safe-mode.
    3)final resort put in restore discs and hold "c" while booting. tis will make it boot from discs
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    conner3590 New Member

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    this happened to me to i just let mine sit for a few hours then tried it again and everything was fine...i think it was bc it was overheating
  4. ryanlusk

    ryanlusk Banned

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    Well.
    My macbook began booting a few hours later after posting that thread.
    But now I have a new problem.

    This thing is slow as sh*t !
    Like , as slow as Vista.

    It's a 2.4 GHz Processor with 2GB of RAM ?
    Like , wtf ?
    It takes forever to do certain things , frequently get the spinning beachball , and sometimes just seizes up.

    Is there anything I need to do once in awhile to make sure it's all good ?
    Or should I maybe install a virus software to check to make sure I don't have any viruses ?
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    Duykur Banned

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    Disk utility->Repair permissions
  6. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Boot into Leopard Install, open Disk Utility, Repair Disk.
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    murphmanny Banned

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    Yea that usually fixes things for me.
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    ALECMM61 New Member

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    woops didnt read
  9. Qartin

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    my macbook pro takes a little while opening up apps and booting too.

    But every other area its super fast. One time my mac wouldnt boot up I just shut it down and tried to boot it up again. Havnt had a problem since.
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    Tannerstouch New Member

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    What you described (not turning on thing) happened to my grandparents. They have a 20in iMac, 2gb of ram. They left it on from september to January(She forgot how to to turn it off) They just had to leave it off for couple days.

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