Today my MacBook Pro 2013 crashed so I hard reset it.

Since then it boots to a black loading screen with the Apple logo and a loading bar in the middle. The loading bar progresses to around 60% then stops.

I can't boot into recovery or safe mode and I've tried the usual troubleshooting steps to no avail.

I'm at a loss because I can't even boot to internet recovery (it loads initially but then restarts).

Do you have any advice on what I can try next?

Edit: I'm not sure if this is related but the display also stopped working, I can only see the loading bar by plugging in an external monitor through the HDMI port.

Edit 2: I can boot into single user mode run fsck -yf but this reports that Macintosh HD is OK

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When you don't get to a blue screen in the boot process, you can assume an OS reinstall should fix it. Your fsck results reinforce that as next step.

I would boot to Internet recovery and download the OS installer of choice if your Mac supports that.

When that is done, next is

That article has the reinstall steps linked at the bottom.

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