Beach Ball on desktop upon installing Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jebaloo, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. Jebaloo macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2006
    Hi - I'm writing on behalf of a friend.

    He's got a 15" PowerBook, the most recent one, and it was running Tiger.

    He's inserted a genuine Leopard DVD and installed it. The installation goes fine until he boots his laptop up after installation.

    The computer loads up the desktop, dock and most of the items in the grey bar at the top (like clock etc), but the desktop is empty, and there is the eternal spinning beach-ball.

    He's now reinstalled twice, and it still does the same thing.

    Any suggestions?
  2. MacDaddy.G5 macrumors newbie


    Nov 29, 2007
    Hampton, VA
    I'm not sure if I heard this correctly, but I heard that there some instances that during the first boot-up, it may take awhile for the desktop to fully appear. How long did you wait? I know for me, when I'm sitting in front of the computer doing an upgrade, I get anxious and my patience wears thin quickly when the computer is quietly configuring itself.

    I would recommend that if you re-install the OS again, just walk away and give it plenty of time to do what it has to do.

    I don't know, maybe someone will have a definite answer for you. Good luck!

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