Latest update from app store killed my OSX partially

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by iamnotme, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. iamnotme macrumors regular

    iamnotme

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    #1
    Perfect timing.... I did the latest update from the apple store this morning which finished and now it won't boot. After the login it shows my user name with progressbar stuck on 50%. Luckily it still connects to wifi and my HDD is shared so I can get my stuff off over wifi. Just a few files and my VM is all that really matter.

    Not really asking for help because once I have my files, I will just wipe it but if you have any suggestions for a fix, please let me know.

    Thanks and Happy Friday
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Hold CMD+R on startup to boot into OS X Utilities. Run volume repair in Disk Utility.
     
  3. iamnotme thread starter macrumors regular

    iamnotme

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    Did that thanks, didn't help. I guess I was lucky because I couldn't see my desktop, it still connected to WIFI and I could access my files on my HDD because my whole HDD was shared. This made it so much easier and I can just erase all and start from scratch.

    Thanks
     
  4. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

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    If you have a backup (which you should have made before the upgrade), restore it and download the combo update from the Apple site. That's how I update my Mac. I only download the original release from the App Store (10.11).

    https://support.apple.com/downloads/macos
     
  5. saudor macrumors 6502

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    you should be able to reinstall the OS over it and not lose anything. That happpened to me when i upgraded to 10.11.5 so im staying on 10.11.4
     

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