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A Dance with 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.

       

      √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

      Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

      Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


      A Dance with 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.


        A Dance with 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.

             

            √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

            Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

            Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014