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12 Monkeys

    So I did nothing. No new hardware or software changes. Nothing. Then I went to boot my macbook pro which runs OS X10.4. It boots to a white screen, after chiming the Mac startup tone. Then it freezes. No apple logo. No nothing. Boot to safe mode, to CD, to hard drive (pressing T), resetting the PRAM battery...nothing helps. Nothing works. Thoughts?


    Imminent Catastrophe

      Can you hook up to another mac via firewire and startup in target disk mode? Or did you already try that? If you can do that, try Disk Utility or, better yet, DiskWarrior.

      "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

       "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

      "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

       

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      Cruel Jewel 50 mile May 2016

      Western States 100 June 2016


      12 Monkeys

        Trying that right now. When I tried disk utility from a DVD boot disk, Disk Utility gave an "invalid B-tree node size" error. Got it to boot in target mode, but can't find a danged firewire cord.


        12 Monkeys

          CompUSA is open tonight...off to buy a firewire cord and Disk Warrior!


          Imminent Catastrophe

            Trying that right now. When I tried disk utility from a DVD boot disk, Disk Utility gave an "invalid B-tree node size" error. Got it to boot in target mode, but can't find a danged firewire cord.
            I hate to say it, but last time I had a problem with that error message I had to erase the disk and reinstall OSX. I hope you backed up. OTOH It's been flawless since. I think that using DiskWarrior regularly (preventively) has helped.

            "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

             "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

            "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

             

            √ Javelina Jundred Jalloween 2015

            Cruel Jewel 50 mile May 2016

            Western States 100 June 2016