Emptied trash MBA crashed (Mountain Lion)

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  1. alihaider, Nov 10, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2013

    alihaider macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I am in quiet a fix here. Here is what happened.

    I emptied the trash on my MBA (all locked and unlocked files) and the computer hung up. I restarted the system and was shown a white screen.

    Following some help online, I was able to select a Wi-Fi network for online recovery. After the recovery completed I verified the disk, which came out to be OK. Then I attempted to reinstall Mac OS X, however, there was no HD shown in the list where I was supposed to select the HD for installation.

    Has someone else gotten into a similar problem? Can someone help?

    I have MBA 13 inch mid-2012 with Mountain Lion
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    [[ I emptied the trash on my MBA (all locked and unlocked files) and the computer hung up. I restarted the system and was shown a white screen. ]]

    Sounds like you threw away something you weren't supposed to delete.

    Just wondering -- by any chance was one of the files you trashed named "mach_kernel" ??

    Something that popped up after running the 10.8.5 supplemental update?
     
  3. alihaider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fishrrman

    Thank you for your reply.

    I do not remember if the file you mentioned was there. I did not delete any system file for it to be in the Trash Bin at the time I emptied it. It did ask me if I wanted to deleted the locked files as well and I said yes.

    The firmware update that I received through app store did mention that I have a faulty SSD and Apple will replace it for free.

    Do you think it is because my SSD might have burned?

    All other updates ran fine.
     

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