FileVault

Offpunk

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Since I 've upgraded my 2012 rMBP to 10.10 and chose to enable FileVault my mac was crashing constantly (black screen after wake, apps crashing regularly and without a reason etc). It got worse yesterday and I 've noticed that FileVault is stuck on "optimizing". I tried to turn filevault off byt it seems like i have to wait fir the process to end befire i can decrypt my files again. It's been stuck now on optimizing for 6 hours and it won't allow me to run any other applications or shut it down... Any ideas?
 

Offpunk

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Oct 19, 2014
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I've installed them on Friday, on a 512 gb ssd with 200gb free

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It also won't let my restore my system from my time capsule. It stucks on "searching for disks" after i choose to restore with the ctrl+r menu
 

BasicGreatGuy

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I've installed them on Friday, on a 512 gb ssd with 200gb free
I agree. It should have been done a long time ago. Sounds like it is hung up. You should have been able to reboot the Mac even with FileVault running.

I don't have an SSD so I can't advise on the specifics of such a drive. I do know that with a regular HD, you can boot into disk utility via Command +R and erase an encrypted drive and start over.

Did you try holding down the power button until the Mac shuts off, and then reboot into Command +R?
 

Offpunk

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It does shut off but that doesn't solve the problem. If i reboot with cmd+r i can't find my macintosh hd drive, if i reboot normally, it just gets stuck again
 

Weaselboy

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It does shut off but that doesn't solve the problem. If i reboot with cmd+r i can't find my macintosh hd drive, if i reboot normally, it just gets stuck again
I assume you have no data on there you need, so we can wipe the whole drive??

Hold command-option-r (all three at once) when booting. You will be asked for your wifi password, then you will see a spinning globe while Internet recovery downloads a recovery utility.

Once the utility starts launch Disk Utility and go to the erase tab. Now select the drive brand name at the very top of the left column and erase the entire disk to Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Then quit Disk Util and click reinstall OS at the top.

That will get you back to the OS that came from the factory with noting else on there. Then you can upgrade to Yosemite again if you like.
 

Offpunk

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Oct 19, 2014
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Thanks for your reply. I wish it was that easy though. Restoring from my time capsule would be a piece of cake if my hdd partition was visible or accessible. Anyway, long story short, I ended up in an apple authorized reseller who adviced me that my 512 gb ssd is dead... I m waiting for a quote tomorrow. I expect it to cost about 400 euro... So very dissapointing for an apple premium product...