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MacBook Aluminum :: Won't Go Past The Boot-up Screen - How To Fix It

Okay, so I had about 3,008 of other peoples' pictures on my MacBook that I didn't want. I sent them all to the Trash in iPhoto to get rid of them. I then two-finger clicked on the Trash in iPhoto and told it to empty trash. It asked me if I was sure I wanted to delete all 3,008 photos and I clicked yes. (in retrospect, I should have clicked no.) After the program had sat doing nothing except turning my mouse pointer into a spinning rainbow-wheel for about 15 minutes, I decided something must be wrong. I two-finger clicked the iPhoto application in my dock to try and tell it to Force Quit, but it just froze. the application didn't even shrink back to normal when I pulled the mouse pointer away from it. My friend said to just turn it off and try turning it back on, and held the power button down so the computer shut off. I waited a few minutes, tried to turn it back on, and all I got was the boot up screen (white with the gray apple logo and a spinning wheel thing underneath it) for about five minutes and then it shut itself off. It has been doing this every time I've tried to turn it on since yesterday afternoon.

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Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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I repeated the safe boot which was fine, but, the second time I restarted normally, it never fully booted.

I called Apple again. They had me restart with the Option/Command/P and R buttons. That did not work. Then I restarted with I think it was Command S to do the fsck thing.

After it analyzed the system the message came on that the Computer is appearing OK.

But still only got to the blue screen. I then ran Disk Warrior, did verify disk, disk permission, repair permission etc, etc. On every thing I ran, it said the computer seems to be OK.

I have not yet tried to boot from the original OSX CD to try to repair.

I am very frustrated to say the least. Is there anything else that can be done that I have missed? Or did my Mac Pro just break??

I can still log in in safe mode, but thats it

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