And here's why I hate apple...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bitdotpixel, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. bitdotpixel macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2005
    As blasphemous as it sounds...well, you guys decide.

    So, after 5 hours of exploring Leopard, which I reformatted my machine for this morning, I download a System Update; a Security Update to be exact. After the machine restarted, an alert stated that Spotlight had crashed but would not affect other applications. Underneath the message were two choices: relaunch Spotlight or ignore the error. I clicked relaunch, waited a few seconds and received the same message. So I clicked ignore. Again, I waited a few seconds and received the message. I repeated this process for a minute, trying both options to no avail. Finally, I restarted and arrived at the SETUP PAGE. Yes, the same setup which normally follows a reformat. That's right, good ol' Leopard erased my entire computer and it is now stuck in the setup chapter of a reformat; even without the OS cd in the drive. The computer is shot and I have to completely reformat again. All this before ever having installed any real apps and putting this awesome OS to the test.

    All of this unfolded on a G4 1.42 ghz Mini. According to Apple's specifications, this small machine will accommodate Leopard without fail. Sorry, tonight was 100% fresh squeezed iError.

    Thankfully I didn't lose anything of value.
  2. sowillo14 macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2007
    Sorry man. I did an upgrade from Panther to Leopard on my wifes 1.25 g4 mini. It worked perfect. Same on my Macbook. I have had some serious kick in the nuts experiences with Apple, and warranty repairs in the past, so maybe the Apple gods had some sympathy on me this time.
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    haha @ 100% fresh squeezed iError.

    i love leopard and ive had no problems with it on my MBP core duo. i hope your experience with Leopard will be better in the future. its a really great OS and when you get to spend more time with it im sure you will love the new features and never look at Tiger the same way.

    unfortunately an erase and install is in order. its seems like youve already backed up so go for it!
  4. theLimit macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2007
    up tha holler, acrost tha crick
    Yep, even Macs go screwy now and then. :eek:
    I wouldn't have been so hasty as to decide I hated an entire company just because of a single messy installation procedure, but I can understand the frustration. Hopefully an Erase and Install will fix things so that you can actually enjoy this awesome OS.
  5. bitdotpixel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2005

    I reformatted twice over. Everything appears to be fine except for one thing that happened all day yesterday before the initial crash. When I bring a minimized window up from the dock, the entire display fragments everything (including the desktop and Menu bar) into 4 quarters and disperses it all into the opposite corners of my screen, then it snaps back into place. Visualize F11, but it actually breaks the OS apart. Please help me out guys.

  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Sounds like you are about to have some type of hardware failure, you should run the hardware test to see if anything shows.
  7. bitdotpixel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2005

    I have an update. Upon closer inspection, the Desktop and Menu bar don't move, just the window that is being moved from the Dock. It doesn't split into 4, it splits into two, with the left half sliding to the extreme right and the right half sliding to the extreme left, then snapping back together. It's a very fast motion.


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