Mac Shut Down In Middle of Mountain Lion Upgrade, Crashes on Startup Now!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by itsthemacaddict, May 25, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Arizona
    #1
    I was installing Mac OS X Mountain Lion and accidentally shut down the computer while it was updating (MacBook Air). Now, when I turn it on it crashes with the 'You need to restart your computer..." message and at the top says "Unable to find driver for this platform" and Mac OS Version: Not yet set.

    I tried booting from the Recovery HD, but then it wouldn't let me re-install Lion because it thinks Mountain Lion is installed and it can't downgrade. I went into Disk Utility and backed up the Macintosh HD to an external hard drive, hoping that I wouldn't loose any data.

    How do I re-install Lion/make my Mac work normally again?? Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    #2
    1. turn on mac
    2. hold down opt/alt to select a boot device (you will need a [Mac] OS X installer on an external drive or DVD)
    3. format using disk utility, and re-install
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    monkeybagel

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    #3
    If it is a 2011 Air do Internet Recovery.

    Hold Cmd+Option+r during boot and follow instructions.
     

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