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Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Why would my MacBook Core 2 Duo boot only into safemode?

I purchased a Macbook Core 2 Duo second hand. Issue is that it only seems to boot into safe mode otherwise it loads then boots to a grey screen. When booting from a USB it will show a portion of the graphical installer but upon diving deeper to the install page it will boot into a grey screen again. I am honestly stumped as I have reset the PRAM, I have tried removing the battery and booting, Disk Utility and Onyx both say everything is fine. Could this be a dead GPU?

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If it will fully boot into Safe Mode the GPU. Most likely you have a virus or a conflicting piece of software. See what items are in your Library > startup items.

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