MacBook :: Froze On The Apple With The Spinning Progress Indicator?

Jun 7, 2012

I have a 13 in. black MacBook (late 2006) and somehow have managed to break it.  Last year I had trouble where the computer randomly messed up how it booted and I had to use live Linux cd's to recover my data. I had to completely wipe the drive that time.  Things went blissfully on until yesterday when it froze, after waiting for at least a minute when I held the power button down to kill it.  I tried to restart but it froze on the apple with the spinning progress indicator. I killed again, and started in single user mode, where I got a plethora of disk0 I/O errors. After waiting there a while the computer stopped doing anything so I killed again.  Now, it doesn't even recognize the fact that the hard drive exists.  I am able to boot a Linux cd but there is no hard drive anywhere.  All help is great as I don't want to keep using this win7 computer. 

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Feb 23, 2008

Greetings and saluations everyone. I've recently delved into the OSX world via secondhand eMac. The specs are eMac (2006 - not a typo... this is what it says)/1.42gHz/80GB HDD/1GB ram/etc. It came equipped with 10.4.6, did an update to the software and it brought the machine to 10.4.11.

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I have a iMac 27'.. Purchased it 2 weeks ago.

I think I did an unsafe shutdown.. Or I pressed "shift" while booting, or something.. Idk and I also have WinXP installed on BootCamp. However for some reason now every time I startup my Mac, it loads with the grey Apple horizontal progress bar with a little loading animation on top. It's so annoying. This didn't happen after no firmware upgrade or anything. And I don't have any extra hard drives attached. Nothing. Everything is fine. Everything used to work. Even with BootCamp before. I think this happened after an unsafe shutdown or something. And also, my Mac has over 500GB free space still, so that's not an issue.

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I tried booting with installation disk, then going to Disk Utility but NOTHING. I click repair, and after 5 mins some error pops up saying backup your files when you can then reformat the disk.

Oh btw, Anytime I click Repair Disk it goes, then says: Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required. And after that it says: "Disk Utility stopped repairing "MY DISK NAME HERE". Disk Utility can't repair this disk. Back up as many of your files as possible, reformat the disk, and restore your backend-up files.

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Jul 3, 2012

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Here's the specs:
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May 23, 2012

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Jan 7, 2009

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Apr 8, 2012

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MacBook, MacBook 13" 2007 model.

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Apr 24, 2012

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MacBook (13-inch Early 2008)

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Feb 5, 2010

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I tried:

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Curiously, I can start it in Windows and I am using Windows right now. Some threads said that it could be a hard drive problem, but if I am using Windows, does it mean that my hard drive is fine?

I've already spent 800+ fixing the logic board in 2008 b/c of a water spill and really don't want to spend any meaningful amount of money to fix this 1000 bucks or so laptop. If any hardware is in jeopardy, I'd rather just throw it away. However, I would like to at least be able to start it in Mac OS once so that I can back up my documents.

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Feb 17, 2012

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