MAVERICKS stuck at "Setting up..."

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by gpeepes, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. gpeepes macrumors newbie

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    Installed Mavericks on newer MBP and upon logging in for first time and on the "Setting Up Your MAC..." page, it's stuck at "Setting up..." HELP!!
     
  2. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

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    How long has it been there? Typically, MAVERICKS will hang on the last point on the file copy process right before it reboots and appears to be hung, but I have never heard of it hanging there. There is really nothing you can do but restart your MAC and see what happens. Hopefully MAVERICKS will pick up where it left off and allow you to log into your MAC.
     
  3. gpeepes thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. HenryDJP macrumors 603

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    Just shut it down and start over.
     
  5. gpeepes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I shut it down and logged in using Apple ID as before....User Agreement....back at same "Setting Up Your MAC..." page and has been loading for about 5 min. Appears to be acting the exact way as before. From your experience does it normally hang at this point for some time?

    Thx
     
  6. gpeepes thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. HenryDJP macrumors 603

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    That is odd I have to say. I did a complete erase and install from a from a bootable USB stick. Fully installed in about 20 minutes. You might want to check your hard disk. The funny thing about hard disks is if they are failing you won't know it until it's time to reinstall the OS.
     
  8. Ravenis macrumors member

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    Try skipping the apple ID sign in to see if it will let you get past it
     
  9. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Smells like a dead or dying HDD try erasing from Disk Utility at boot up.

    Then try the install again, you can use internet recovery to download and install Mavericks. If Dish Utility reports that the disk can't be repaired, you're going to need a new HDD
     

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