Mac keeps freezing while installing OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hashhockey69, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. hashhockey69 macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2009
    I have had my Macbook for about a year and sic months now with NO problems at all, for the past month it kept freezing, i could not force quit anything, i had to shut off and restart it, programs were always "quitting unexpectedly". About a week ago i installed some updates and when i restarted it never booted back up just stayed at the boot up screen with the apple and the wheel. I booted in safe mode and did some disk repairs and when i restarted it worked but kept freezing, at least 5 times a day, until 2 days ago when it would not boot, would not go in safe mode, would not do anything.

    So i decided to boot from my Leopard OS X CD and do an "archive and install keeping users and nework settings". It froze an hour into it, so i shut it off and tried again, this time it got all the way to the end and froze again. So now i lost all my files and folders which i NEED for my exams coming up (I know i should of put them on my usb but i did not).

    What the hell is going on? I never had a problem and now the problems just dont stop! Im in the process of doing an "Erase and install" now but i was wondering if there is anything i can do to get my files back.

  2. stil29 macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2006
    Leopard Install won't finish, freezes

    I am having the same issue with a G5 powerpc. Apple feels it is a logic board issue. I can't help but think that it is some other issues. All of these logic boards can't be bad. Also tried to install my back up of tiger. That doesn't work either. Any ideas?? At this point if you did an erase and install your files are probably gone. Sorry. I just don't want to have wasted this money on the G5. My daughter really wants this machine

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