EL Capitan Update

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  1. bt22 macrumors 6502

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    I just tried updating to EL Capitan on my Mac Mini, I believe it is a 2011 or 2012, the last time they offered the quad core i7. It downloaded and started the process of installing and I was working on another computer when I noticed the screen was black. Now it won't boot or get beyond the apple. It does not chime or anything. I get a Kernel error like 14.7 but it goes by so fast I am not sure. I have a time machine back up but I cannot figure out how to boot up so I can restore from a time machine back up. Any help would be appreciated
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    Restart and as soon as you hear the chime (Bong!) hold down your command and r keys at the same time. Keep holding them until you see the Recovery menu. From the Recovery menu choose restore from Time Machine.

    Once you have restored your system you might want to run a verify on your hard drive to make sure it's OK. Bad sectors or hard driver errors will kill an OS X update.
     
  3. bt22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you so much... That worked perfect. Huge relief
     

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