Power Outage During Update, HELP!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sean7512, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. Sean7512 macrumors 6502a

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    At about the same time that I started to download and install 10.4.2, a major storm decides to roll through the area. The last that I saw the status, it said "Installing Mac OS X Update" next thing I know, the electricity blinks, and bye bye computer! I quickly powered it back up, and it started (thank god) but everything is TERRIBLY slow; however, in the "About This Mac" it shows as 10.4.2 I'm afraid that it wasn't completely finished installing when the electricity went. I repaired permissions and there were TONS that needed fixed (unusual for my machine) Is there any way that I can force to reinstall 10.4.2, because Software Update says my computer is up to date. Please, someone help me!
     
  2. rdowns Suspended

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    You can go to Apple's site and download the update and then try reinstalling. Good luck.
     
  3. Sean7512 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Alright...the combo update or Delta update, what exactly is the difference? I would think Delta, just becaue I had 10.4.1 before.
     
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    This happened to me during 10.4.1, but it was still in software update so I did it again. Downloading it seems like a good idea!

    Good luck!
     
  5. Sean7512 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it worked like a dream!! Thanks everyone, I'm soo happy that I didn't have to reformat. That would've sucked! Thanks again! Also, the update seems to fix the CD mounting issue, so I'm extremely excited!
     
  6. Switzermac macrumors regular

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  7. ryan42 macrumors 6502

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    no... bad luck is when the power blinks during a firmware update
     
  8. Sean7512 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ouch, what happened with that?
     
  9. ryan42 macrumors 6502

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    It was a compaq. It would power on but nothing whatsoever would come up on the screen. Had to send it back to Compaq. Apparantly they replaced the motherboard.
     
  10. Switzermac macrumors regular

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    Now that is bad luck, by the way what is ifold
     
  11. Lacero macrumors 604

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    So children, what did we learn from our little lesson? Don't do OS updates during storms! Hehe.
     
  12. ryan42 macrumors 6502

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    iFold was just my idea of making the statment that I Fold. Folding is a program that uses your CPUs idle processes to... there's an FAQ, hold on. Let me get it for ya. :)

    forums.macrumors.com/showthread. php?s=&threadid=21908
     

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