10.4.9 update : now os x wont boot

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by greengeorge, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. greengeorge macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2006
    hi im running a C2D 2.33 MBP
    i downloaded the delta 10.4.9 update .dmg from my pc cause the software update kept failing to download,

    the disk image mounted without a hitch and the updater ran,
    i dont know if the updater finished or not but suddenly the screen turned soft blue (like when you restart) with that spinning wheel at the bottom, i thought it was restarting, but almost an hour passed and it didnt restart, just kept spinning that damn wheel

    so i restarted manually via the power button, now its stuck on the gray screen w/ the apple logo and the wheel everytime i start..

    i can boot windows normally, and i ran disk utility via install disc to repair the drive but it didnt need any repairing, did the pram also didnt help

    i cant boot into osx
    any tips?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Try Safe Mode by holding SHIFT at startup. If that doesn't work, then maybe an Archive & Install is in order. Did you have anything plugged into the machine when you rant the updater? :)

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