Two month old OS X install hangs on lock up - Intel Mini

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Spanky Deluxe, May 11, 2006.

  1. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

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    Ok,

    I've been using my mini all the time for the past two months since I got it. Its maximum down time has been about four hours, I usually leave it on. I saw that there were Frontrow updates so I ran software update, there were four there, three required a restart. {Please someone invent an OS that doesn't require restarts}. I download them and install them. The 'restart or shutdown' window hovers in the way, even Microsoft has a 'I'll shutdown later' button. I close everything, click restart and go off to make a cup of tea.

    Now it won't start up, it hangs on the 'loading os x' screen, the blue bar went over to about 80% the first time then froze and now it gets to about 10%. The mouse cursor still moves but the blue bar doesn't animate. Starting up in verbose mode leads to a blue screen with the mouse cursor and that's it.

    I've put the install disk in and I've verified the file permissions and scanned the disk, all is fine.

    What do I do now?
     
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    have u installed new ram, if so, try taking it out, or try to check that its tight
     
  5. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    You can just log out and see what happens.
     
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  7. Spanky Deluxe thread starter macrumors 601

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    Hey all, sorry I couldn't report back on this sooner, my internet connection went down last night too.

    Its all fixed now.

    Boot up into save mode, remove all items from the librar/startup items folder and remove all items from system prefs - accounts - login items.

    I posted on the Apple Support forums and it seems to be a very common issue with installing both the latest security update and the quicktime update on Intel macs.
     

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