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Harddrive does not boot up to desktop

While working on Safari, my Mac froze. I tried letting it sit for a few hours and then did a reboot. At the reboot, the Mac comes up on the screen but the little "clock/circle" just keeps going round (you can hear the hard drive).

I reboot with the systems disc (I have OS X v10.4) and was able to get to boot all the way up from their and then able to do the disc checks. Nothing came up with those. However when I tried to move on, I got the same result (picture of the Mac and the little circle going round and round)

I have also unplugged all peripherals and tried rebooting with the same result.

Any other ideas? Thanks

Yvonne

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    mine does the same thing; frezzes on the grey apple logo screen with the progress pinwheel just spinning 2 seemingly no end. What can I do to remedy this & insure that all my files remain safe.

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It is the hard drive. The EXACT same thing happened to me. You will need to replace the hard drive. You can backup all the info onto another computer using a firewire cable as I did. Boot your computer and hit "apple" "T" while booting, a firewire logo should appear and bounce around the screen. Makes your computer a giant external hard drive.

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