I am so fed up with Apple and their lack of testing on Security Updates!!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Liveincolor, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. Liveincolor macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2008
    I am so fed up with Apple, i have lost all hope in them whatsoever. Today i installed the Security Update 2007-009 1.1 and when prompted to restart did so, only to wait 5 minutes with my computer just idling and not restarting. So I then went to the apple menu to restart but still nothing happened. Pushed the Power button on my Mac and it brought up the dialog box for:
    ...Log off...Restart...Shutdown
    But then it quickly logged-out giving me no time to even click on restart , so i logged back in , tried again, and of course it did the same thing again, so i logged back in and force shutdown holding down the power button for 5 seconds. Finally it shut down so i then Powered it back up, logged in with no problems.

    Since the Security Update includes the update of Logic 8.0.1, I went straight to it in applications but found the Logic icon & Logic Node icon replaced by Blue folder icons. Upon clicking on Logic i was prompted with an error stating that it could not open because the file was corrupt, so i decided to delete Logic and along with Logic Node and empty the trash so that it would remove all its files. But now when i clicked on Trash, the window would not come up. I tried just empty trash from the dock but it would not empty the trash either. I can not open any finder window from my dock's Finder Icon.
    I can open finder by clicking on Macintosh HD on my desktop but when i navigate through my folders all of my file icons have these weird sort of Distorted Scan lines through them.
    So i decided i would open disk utility and try and repair whatever the **** is going on. Pressed verify Disk and it tried to Verify the disk but came back a minute after idling, giving me this error:

    Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”
    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    Checking Extended Attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Checking volume information.
    Invalid volume free block count
    (It should be (It should be 4 instead of 6294237)
    Volume Header needs minor repair
    The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit

    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair

    Here is a screenshot of Disk Utility: http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g269/DjViral/Picture1.png

    So obviously something is wrong because it reported failure on exit and Disk Utility will not even let me click on "Repair Disk", it is just faded out, un-click-able.
    I'll add that now when i click on any application it will not open and report that "null, the application may be damaged or incomplete"

    I would like to know what is wrong, and why Apple is releasing such **** as Security Updates. I mean isn't the whole point of a security update to make your computer more secure. Is this a joke or something?
    I have lost all respect for you Apple. Not too mention this happened only 2 months ago with your last security update and i had to get my computer serviced which took 3 weeks. You better explain yourselves, apologize and start getting your sorry act together.

    MacBook 13" Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    the disk util log says you need a minor repair so i think youll be ok! insert your Mac OS X install DVD and double click on Install Mac OS X and Bundled Software and it will restart. when it boots into the installer select your language and then choose disk util from the utilities menu. repair your disk from there.

    as for logic the security update may have screwed it so a reinstall of logic may be in order.

    as for apple releasing "****" updates ive never had any problems with software updates since 10.4.6. i tend to keep my system free of any customisations, haxies or apps that i know will slow down my mac. did you repair disk permissions before and after the update?
  3. Liveincolor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2008
    yes i did repair disk permissions, but its the verify disk that i cannot do, ill try restarting into disk utility, but when ever i start my computer pressing down the c key it just goes to a faded blue screen and never does anything from there. It doesn't work, unless i am supposed to wait 20 minutes for it to start into the install disc??
  4. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    Are you saying that you verified your disk before the update and it was perfect and then, after the update, you got all of the errors you listed? I verify my drive weekly (before backing-up) and I have never had a problem with any update.

    Errors do creep in over time, especially since people rarely Shut Down or Restart these days. If Disk Utility can not repair your drive, try Disk Warrior instead. Best wishes.
  5. chusan01 macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2007

    You need the patent Apple hammer - just whack it a few times and it'll be OK or better still switch back to OS 7.1:D:D:D

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