I boot into OSX utilities and cant restart :( help

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  1. hbksabhi macrumors regular

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    I was using my macbook with external display and i was updating the software which came two days ago efi one ...... It said restart needed then during boot a circle with a slash appeared before apple logo
    And osx utilies started ?
     
  2. comics addict macrumors 6502a

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    I am sorry but your not making any sense. Care to elaborate some more ?
     
  3. hbksabhi thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did a sofware update . it said it required restart and after the restart my mac straight away went into osx utilities every time .
    4 options were there
    1. Restore from time machine
    2. Reinstall mac osx
    3 get help online
    4 and one more

    I tried resetting pram and stuff i could find off google . no luck
    Now i am reinstalling mac osx and i ahave 1 mbps download line and it from last night is downloading 20 hours remaining while downloading additional components
     
  4. atticus27 macrumors regular

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    hold down the option key when you boot it up and it should give you the option to select macintosh HD. Click that and it should boot normally into os x
     
  5. hbksabhi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tried it but it still goes into utilities
     
  6. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    It sounds like you need to format and reinstall OS X, but it looks like you are doing that already :D
     
  7. hbksabhi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Its showing ansd stuck at 341 hours and 16 minutes [​IMG]
     
  8. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    Ya, that is alright, you just have to be patient, and usually the calculations are WAY, WAY off.
     
  9. hbksabhi thread starter macrumors regular

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    But its at same time time 3 hrs
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Sounds like your OS was somehow damaged during that efi update. Try a command-option-r (hold all three at once) boot to internet recovery. Once in the recovery screen start disk utility and run repair disk on the drive and see if that helps. Tell us what you see when you run the disk repair.

    Nothing about that efi update should hurt your OS. It could be you have a drive failure imminent and it just picked this time to go bad.

    Disconnect the external display and run off the MacBook when testing this.
     
  11. hbksabhi thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried everything before reinsralling ...repair disk and all

    Finally it finished installing and mac is up n running ......
    Will buy external drive for time machine .... I have had bad experience after moving to apple products sadly
     

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