Why does my MacBook lock up soon after booting up?
My MacBook Pro (unibody mid 2009) locks up in the pinwheel of death soon after booting up and loading any program. Have tried many suggestions from the paper manual but none have corrected the problem. I have done a re-installation of the OS, and a disk repair from the Utilities menu. I have much sensitive data on the hard drive that I'd like to retrieve. Would changing the hard drive solve this problem.
Any suggestions short of purchasing a new computer?
Is this a good question?