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Wannabe Geek


# 143134 4-Apr-2014 11:03
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My Mac Pro starts up but stays In white screen comes up with progress bar does move at all then disappears and it's just the spinning wheel and logo left on my screen.

Can anyone help me fix this?. Don't want to take it into the shop cause it'll cost an arm to get it fix.

Cheers.

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Uber Geek


  # 1018351 4-Apr-2014 11:13
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Have you tried to reset the PRAM, Cmd P-R?

Also try booting in Verbose mode Cmd -V, and see where it hangs ?

 

If it has a optical drive will it boot from an install disc?

as a last resort, do you have another mac around, if so see if the pro will boot in Target mode, at least then you shoudl be able to get yoru data off. 



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Wannabe Geek


  # 1018639 4-Apr-2014 16:28
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Have tried resetting PRAM. Reboots 2x then same problem occurs.
Also have tried verbose mode hangs at ***** FILE SYSTEM HAS BEEN MODIFIED *****. I rebooted still problem occurs.

Have no other mac around or install disc.

 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  # 1018644 4-Apr-2014 16:41
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can you get it to boot in Single use mode?

if not, it sounds like the HDD might have died/corrupted itself



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Wannabe Geek


  # 1018646 4-Apr-2014 16:51
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yes I can get into single use mode.

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Uber Geek


  # 1018649 4-Apr-2014 17:02
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What happens when you run fsck ?, I assume it gives you back the "system modified" error,

if so see here
http://kb.mit.edu/confluence/display/mitcontrib/Using+fsck+to+repair+Mac+OS+X+File+System



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Wannabe Geek


  # 1018686 4-Apr-2014 18:16
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Yes error msg again. Will check the link.



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Wannabe Geek


  # 1018700 4-Apr-2014 18:55
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Have tried link steps still comes up with error msg. Any further steps from here? will keep searching.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1018726 4-Apr-2014 19:18
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Where you located?
And what Mac OS X is on it now?




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Wannabe Geek


  # 1018729 4-Apr-2014 19:24
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"***** FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED *****

 

If you see the second message, you should repeat the fsck command again. Continue to repeat the command until you see the “volume xxx appears to be OK” message.

 

If you don’t see the volume OK message after five or more attempts, your hard drive has serious problems that it may not be able to recover from."


I am hoping this isn't the case. Is there anyway around getting this sorted? or how much will I be looking at fixing it if I was to take it in?. Really appreciate the help thank you.



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Wannabe Geek


  # 1018854 4-Apr-2014 22:51
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I'm located in west auckland.. If anyone on here can possibly fix this I would pay you

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Ultimate Geek

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  # 1018888 5-Apr-2014 09:27
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steveerose9: I'm located in west auckland.. If anyone on here can possibly fix this I would pay you


Do you know what OS X was on there? If you do I might be able to create a boot usb to see if the hard drive is dead and if the data can be recovered.
Im in North Auckland but work in CBD so I could drop by on wednesday, or I have thursday off work so could have a look then?




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Wannabe Geek


  # 1020835 8-Apr-2014 18:52
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don't remember what OS X it is. Thursday will be good ?

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Ultimate Geek

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  # 1020978 9-Apr-2014 07:34
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steveerose9: don't remember what OS X it is. Thursday will be good ?


Ok, will PM you.




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