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Mac Problem

Post by The Dark Something or other » Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:53 am

Alright guys,

My Mac won't start up properly. I've attached a snap showing what it says. Unluckily, I cannot load up my desktop to go and backup my data... So what can I do?

Please help me. I love you long time.

xoxox

EDIT wow my iPad won't let me attach the file wtf!?!? FUCK YOU, APPLE!!! :o :twisted: :evil:

EDIT 2 link to image http://doggerelizer.com/image-76/

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Re: Mac Problem

Post by Reyazul » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:30 am

Have you tried unplugging it for 30 seconds and then plugging it back in and rebooting?
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Re: Mac Problem

Post by The Dark Something or other » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:20 am

Reyazul wrote:Have you tried unplugging it for 30 seconds and then plugging it back in and rebooting?

Yes. :shock: :(

When I start up and hold cmd and s, and type in fsck -fy, it says, "The volume Macintosh HD could not be verified completely".

This is all really gutting, as I had just moved all my files from everywhere onto this Mac as part of a process of transferring them to external harddrives. Half way through, this happens. Incredible.

Anything I can do to get my data back?

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Re: Mac Problem

Post by Reyazul » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:59 pm

The Dark Something or other wrote:
Reyazul wrote:Have you tried unplugging it for 30 seconds and then plugging it back in and rebooting?

Yes. :shock: :(

When I start up and hold cmd and s, and type in fsck -fy, it says, "The volume Macintosh HD could not be verified completely".

This is all really gutting, as I had just moved all my files from everywhere onto this Mac as part of a process of transferring them to external harddrives. Half way through, this happens. Incredible.

Anything I can do to get my data back?
Not a thing. If you can't find an answer on google, then your best bet is taking it down to the computer store. Hope you didn't transfer all your depraved porn vids onto there.
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Re: Mac Problem

Post by The Dark Something or other » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:08 pm

Reyazul wrote:
The Dark Something or other wrote:
Reyazul wrote:Have you tried unplugging it for 30 seconds and then plugging it back in and rebooting?

Yes. :shock: :(

When I start up and hold cmd and s, and type in fsck -fy, it says, "The volume Macintosh HD could not be verified completely".

This is all really gutting, as I had just moved all my files from everywhere onto this Mac as part of a process of transferring them to external harddrives. Half way through, this happens. Incredible.

Anything I can do to get my data back?
Not a thing. If you can't find an answer on google, then your best bet is taking it down to the computer store. Hope you didn't transfer all your depraved porn vids onto there.
It's okay, it's a friend's computer anyway ...

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Re: Mac Problem

Post by alisondre » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:44 am

I do recommend that no one ever buys an Apple computer. Sorry. I did, and it was a disaster. I brought it back though, so then it wasn't any more, but I couldn't get anything to work on the stupid thing.
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Re: Mac Problem

Post by Diablo1399 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:34 am

I'm afraid I don't know much about Mac OS and other Apple products. I use Windows on my desktops/laptops, and Linux on my servers.
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Re: Mac Problem

Post by Diablo1399 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:33 am

Let me give you a more helpful response: if your Operating System isn't booting, it might mean that some part of your hard drive has failed or become corrupted. This can happen if you accidentally delete/move certain files, you get some sort of malware, or you just get unlucky with your hardware. The best thing you can try is to recover the data. You can buy an external USB dock from eBay. Plug the hard drive into the dock, and then connect the dock to another computer that is working properly. This will allow you to recover at least some of your data from the hard drive.

There are tools that can let you test the hard drive for errors, for example h2testw, although this is a Windows app. You can also run chkdsk from a windows command prompt, which might be able to fix it.

Once you have recovered your files, you might have to format the disk and reinstall the Operating System. Only do this once you are satisfied that the drive is still working correctly. There is a standard called S.M.A.R.T. which provides diagnostic information about the drive, which may be useful to you. If it's busted, return it to the retailer for a replacement. Hard drives are supposed to last a good while.
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Re: Mac Problem

Post by The Dark Something or other » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:52 am

Diablo1399 wrote:
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:33 am
Let me give you a more helpful response: if your Operating System isn't booting, it might mean that some part of your hard drive has failed or become corrupted. This can happen if you accidentally delete/move certain files, you get some sort of malware, or you just get unlucky with your hardware. The best thing you can try is to recover the data. You can buy an external USB dock from eBay. Plug the hard drive into the dock, and then connect the dock to another computer that is working properly. This will allow you to recover at least some of your data from the hard drive.

There are tools that can let you test the hard drive for errors, for example h2testw, although this is a Windows app. You can also run chkdsk from a windows command prompt, which might be able to fix it.

Once you have recovered your files, you might have to format the disk and reinstall the Operating System. Only do this once you are satisfied that the drive is still working correctly. There is a standard called S.M.A.R.T. which provides diagnostic information about the drive, which may be useful to you. If it's busted, return it to the retailer for a replacement. Hard drives are supposed to last a good while.
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