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My Mac Pro is stuck on the start-up screen. How do I fix i

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My Mac Pro is stuck on the start-up screen. How do I fix it?

OSXpert :

Hi, have you tried resetting PRAM or booting into Safe Mode?

JACUSTOMER-5l277a2j- :

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JACUSTOMER-5l277a2j- :

I held down the command and "s" key and got a full screen of stuff

JACUSTOMER-5l277a2j- :

By stuff I mean code. .

OSXpert :

okay good -- there should have been a prompt for you to type stuff in...can you confirm this?

JACUSTOMER-5l277a2j- :

Yes

OSXpert :

okay good, now type in 'fsck -fy' (without the quotes) then press enter/return. Note the <space> in between fsck and -fy

JACUSTOMER-5l277a2j- :

Will do

OSXpert :

Let me know how that goes -- that should start the disk repair process

JACUSTOMER-5l277a2j- :

Checking root file, etc.

OSXpert :

yes, it might take a while

JACUSTOMER-5l277a2j- :

Says: File System was modified.

JACUSTOMER-5l277a2j- :

Says HD Okay

OSXpert :

okay, try to reboot. see if it boots

JACUSTOMER-5l277a2j- :

How should I exit?

OSXpert :

type reboot

OSXpert :

then hit enter

JACUSTOMER-5l277a2j- :

I just typed exit. I worked and I am rebooting.

JACUSTOMER-5l277a2j- :

Looks like I am back in business! Thanks.

OSXpert :

good deal, glad I could help

OSXpert :

Let me know if you have more issues with it

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