Security Update - Restarted and now Blue Screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by deltrotter, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. deltrotter macrumors regular

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    Hi everyone

    I just installed the new security update on my 1 year old iBook and then restarted as directed. It is sitting on a blue screen and has been for 10 minutes.

    What do I do now??? Sorry I don't have a lot of experience with Macs.

    Cheers

    Del
     
  2. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

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    I've just done the security update, mine seems to be working fine.
     
  3. Mord macrumors G4

    Mord

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    1) give it a restart
    2) do a fsck in single user mode (google for instructions)
    3) archive and install os x (preserve users and apps) just not that update.

    if it works at any stage stop and use it as you would
     
  4. deltrotter thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. mjstew33 macrumors 601

    mjstew33

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    WAIT. NO.

    Just try restarting; reinstalling the OS is the LAST thing you do. This is not Windows.
     
  6. deltrotter thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi lilstewart

    Pheww, I did a search on the problem on Google and learned about a safe mode.

    Got in, repaired permissions and then restarted. Works fine now!!

    Cheers

    Del
     
  7. Mord macrumors G4

    Mord

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    #7

    what are you reading posts from the bottom up?
     

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