Why won't boot recovery mode? Won't start even from boot usb

Hi everyone

i updated my macbook pro to mountain lion few weeks ago. Today it won't boot, when i try, after few minutes (with the apple and wheel) it restarts. If i try to boot in recovery mode, after few minutes there's a voice that says "to choose english language, please press return key". But the screen is stuck with the apple and the wheel blocked.

What can i do? it's the same with the bootable usb.

Thanks in advance


I also tried to reset PRAM, SMC and i did fsck from single mode use with no success

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Please give us the last three figures of your serial number. If it's the mac pictured, it's in the battery compartment. If it's a newer machine, it's on the back (very small print).


the last three digit are YJZ


Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 15" (08) Specs

Identifiers: Early 2008 - MB133LL/A - MacBookPro4,1 - A1260 - 2198


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Sounds like a hard drive failure. See if yiu can start up from the original system installation disk and run Disk Utilities from it.

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i tried but it goes oh kernel panic (there's a message that suggest to reboot)


Disconnect the hard drive and see if it will boot from your original system installation disk.


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