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May 21, 2012

Today when I turned on my MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 model) , the apple logo appeared† as normal, but then the spinning gear and a progress bar appeared under it.† Now everytime† in turn my computer on, this progress bar will appear, get to about the 2/3 mark and then the computer will abruptly turn off. I have read articles about this saying that I have to format my hard drive. I want to know if there is a way to fix this problem with out having to format my hard drive.

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