Macbook Pro will not restart from cd

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Hi, I am having horrible problems. I have an older Macbook Pro, 2.33 ghz intel core 2 duo, running os 10.4.11 and I cannot shut it down. When I either click on shut down under the apple icon or push the shut down button and click on shut down all that happens is the icons all disappear, I am left with the blue screen and the cursor which I can move about. I have left it this way for an hour or more and nothing happens. I also cannot restart from a cd. When I try to do that I get the spinning grey and white ball that never goes away. When I run disk utility it says the hard drive is okay but of course I couldn't do anything about it anyway as I cannot start from a cd. I also cannot restart the computer using the menu items. I can restart by holding ctrl command and power button.

I have another computer. Is there anyway I can access the hard drive on my laptop to run disk repair. I cannot get target disk mode to work either. I have zapped the pram and reset the smc but that did nothing.

Does anyone have any help????


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