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Oct 25, 2009

So, when using bootcamp today I was installing Republic commando for PC. While it loaded, it froze. So I turned it off and back on, but the windows parition wouldn't start up while loading. Neither did mac, unless I used the safe boot. It wouldn't detect my mouse, and I had to replug it. And finally, I discovered my sound didn't work. It shows that its at top volume, and its locked, with a transparent volume icon. So I can't listen to anything, use my windows parition, and I have to use safe boot (which takes about five minutes) to start up my mac parition. Is there any way to fix this?

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Why is that?

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I tried:

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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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Jan 16, 2009

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I held down the power button for several seconds, and then it shut off. When I tried turning it on again, the computer said "No bootable device found. Insert bootable drive and press any key."

(Just for giggles: imagine a 16-year-old kid who paid $1600 to get a computer in this situation. Yeah, that's me.)

After I calmed down from my panic attack, I restarted it again and held down the option key. Thankfully, it gave me the option of starting in "Macintosh HD." Everything fixed... right?


I was on the MacRumors forums when my computer froze (stupid "grey screen," and it makes your music skip over and over which is really annoying). When I shut it off and turned it on again, once again it gave the same warning about a bootable device!

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Dec 22, 2009

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Jan 20, 2010

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I was going to download the 3.1 bootcamp update, but saw it was an exe which I guess means I have to install it in Windows after I install the OS?

Followed all the instructions listed here:

Everything seems to install fine, it goes through the whole process and then restarts which leaves me with a black screen ever after 30 mins.

I tried doing the whole process over again from the beginning while I went to the store. Came back and it appeared the computer was sleeping so I clicked the magic mouse and the computer awoke with a black screen still.

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