froze and can't boot..

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by N-Y, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. N-Y macrumors regular

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    #1
    So this morning i went to do the update...
    mac downloaded the file, asked me to reboot... which i did...
    in the reboot process so it can install the new setup everything seemed to freeze, i got a blank white screen and i can see my mouse pointer but it was frozen...
    so I held the power button to turn it off, which it did, and i turned it back on...
    now my laptop wont boot, i see the apple logo and that little thing under it spinning, it wont go past that...
     
  2. tinybruk macrumors newbie

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    Mar 23, 2008
    #2
    Try booting into recovery mode or safe mode. download the combo installer from http://support.apple.com/downloads/#osxlion and install that instead. dont use software update as there seems to be lots of problems with the version on on there
     
  3. N-Y thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Sirolway macrumors 6502

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    #4
    Cmd-R during startup (it might be option-R... my memory ...)
     

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