10.5.3 upgrading problems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by coolant113, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. coolant113 macrumors 6502

    coolant113

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    i downloaded 10.5.3 update through the software update and i pressed the restart button afterwards... and it started the process and it hangs at preparing for installation or something to that effect, forever... i let the computer sit there like that for almost 4 hours and the blue bar did not move... i think something is wrong.... i was wondering what i can do... as i have tried many times to install this... thanks in advance:apple::apple:
     
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  3. madroadbiker macrumors newbie

    madroadbiker

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    no help

    I was hoping someone could help too but apparently not. I had the same problem. I jumped from Tiger to Leopard 10.5.3 and purchased and installed the time machine. I have a desk top and 4 laptops on my network. 2 of the laptops are XP machines and I haven't even tried those yet. But I saw the same thing happen from my powerbook G4. I had to do a hard reboot to get out of it. Then I started the backup again and it just quit after several hours. Just failed. Now, at this very moment, I have it connected via ethernet cable and it is backing up again. Amazingly though, just as slow. My Macbook Pro however seemed to backup without a hitch although just as painfully slow. I'm wondering now if this was a good purchase. BTW, I have my time machine connected to my Linksys router in bridge mode.
     
  4. jmmtn4aj macrumors member

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    Eh, I'm having the problem too with my MacBook. It seems to have hung at 'Configuring Installation'
     
  5. madroadbiker macrumors newbie

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    Update for my problem

    The problem I had with my PBG4 described above has been solved! It turned out to be a bad sector on the hard drive. I found it using the disk utility. Which begs the question - why doesn't the time machine backup utility realize it ran into a bad sector? It just gets there and endlessly tries to access it. So, I have ordered a new disk. Not the Toshiba model that came with it but a seagate instead. I'll have it next week and will try the back up again then. If anyone is interested, I will post the results again. BTW, a hint that something was up was when certain apps would do almost the same thing as the backup utility - it would try many times but not forever. Anyway, we'll see what happens after I get the new disk installed.
     

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