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Have you tried to boot to safe mode?
Holding the shift key down while it boots up?
If you cannot boot to safe mode or boot to the CD then there is one last effort.
Booting in Single User Mode and Running fsck -fy (this process seems to change a bit with updates, check the linked Apple articles carefully for more info):
WHAT IS FSCK? "fsck" (file system check) is a start-up Unix utility ran from the command line. Here is Apple's technical article on running FSCK -FY.
Apple tech article states that Disk Utility Repair Disk is the same as running as fsck, yet many users have said they prefer fsck -fy from a Shut Down.
In the linked Apple tech article, Apple states, "Important: If you're using Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you should use Disk Utility instead of fsck, whenever possible."
In any case, we do NOT need an Apple boot Install CD or DVD to run fsck -fy.
Here's how to do fsck -fy:
you was able to get to the white screen with letters and enter the command?
Have you shutdown the computer. Then unplug the power cable. Press the power button for up to a minute to drain all the power to it. Then plug in the power cable and boot up the computer. Still try to boot to your Apple OSX disk so you can run Disk Repair.
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