Shuts down in start up mode
This macbook has old family photos and an old version of Quicken on it.
I was not turning it off because I was afraid of not being able to get it on again. It was really hanging up so I foolishly restarted it and now I can't get it up and running.
It will turn on and "chime", go to gray screen with apple logo and progress bar.
Progress bar will start, go only for a half an inch and then bar will start over, go to half an inch of progress again and then laptop shuts off.
I really need to get this working so I can at least access these things (photos and quicken info) before retiring it. Please advise!
I have tried booting in Target Disk Mode. I have another MacBook Core Duo (same kind of laptop as the one I am having trouble with). This one starts up ok.
I was able to boot the bad laptop in Target Mode and the firewire icon was on the screen. The two laptops were connected by the Firewire but when starting up the good laptop, I could not see the other one in Finder. External drives were allowed(to be visible). I tried multiple times and used 2 different firewire to firewire cables but could still not see it.
I tried the "bootable volume" scenario (Startup Manager). Again I could not see the bad laptop's internal drive.
I have an iMac that I normally use. It's a late 2015 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5. If I get a thunderbolt to firewire adapter do you think I can try the target Disk mode from Macbook (Core Duo 2) to the iMac?
I'm desperate at this point. Just can't figure out why the target disk mode is not allowing it to show up.