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Apr 26, 2012

My MacBook Pro froze while I was using it, so I shut it down manually with the power button. When I turned it on again, the screen with the Apple came up and the small spinning wheel is showing, indicating that it is loading, but it won't going any further than that, so I can't start it up or access any of my data. What can I do?

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