I was moving some files from my external hard drive to a network drive, when the finder started crashing and starting repeatedly, so I forced it off.
After that OS X wouldn't start anymore.
I booted from the rescue partition that comes with Mountain Lion (10.8.2 I think), repaired permissions, it hung again and I forced a restart.
Again booted and repaired the hard drive itself, no errors found, tried repairing permissions again, found issues, but hung for many hours. So I had to force restart again...
Now the only thing I can get it to do is a pram/nvram reset. No start from cd, no verbose mode, no super user mode... the boot menu doesn't show up anything.
just the whitish/gray screen... (of death)
Thanks a lot in advance.
Anyone have any ideas what I can do... some secret magic I don't know of?
I just called Apple Support, they are clueless and have never seen this before. I am planning on driving into Boston this coming week and giving it to those guys.