Mavericks crashes within one minute after loading desktop

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by shrm03, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. shrm03 macrumors member

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    I upgraded my work iMac to Mavericks and it crashes every time it loads the desktop. It's always within one minute but often within 10 seconds.

    I reinstalled it twice to no avail. I used every Disk Utility option to check and repair the disk to no avail. I even created a small partition and did a clean install (I did import my settings and content from the old version) and the problem persists.

    I have no idea what could be the problem. Disk utility days the disk is perfectly fine.

    Please help!
     
  2. east85 macrumors 65816

    east85

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    Did you clean up your start up items?
     
  3. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    Possibly a corrupted download of Mavericks. Try testing by using another OS (such as Mountain Lion). If it works fine, re-download the installer and see if that works.

    Download servers were hammered the past few days so... It's possible the download was just corrupted somehow. I suspect mine was, too, having weird issues (nothing as bad as yours though).
     
  4. shrm03 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, I removed everything from startup.

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    How can I install an older version? I upgraded from Snow Leopard I believe.
     
  5. Macintosh1984 macrumors regular

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    How does your Mavericks crash? Can you explain the symptoms?
     
  6. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    Reinstall SL using the original DVD that came with your computer, or the retail DVD, if you bought it.
     
  7. shrm03 thread starter macrumors member

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    The mouse freezes and after about 1 second the screen goes black. Then the computer restarts and give a warning that says: The computer has restarted because of a problem.

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    I don't have access to the disks. It's my work machine and the IT guys can't get to our for weeks.
     
  8. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    Try repairing permissions, reset SMC and reset PRAM.
     
  9. shrm03 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I didn't really fix the problem but I got it to install on a new partition. I didn't import ANY setting from my old setup and it works beautifully.

    Now, I just need to move the files over from the old partition and then merge the partitions.

    Thanks for all of your help!
     

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