MAVERICKS stuck at "Setting up..."

gpeepes

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Original poster
Feb 24, 2014
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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!!
 

monkeybagel

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Jul 24, 2011
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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!!
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.
 

gpeepes

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 24, 2014
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Just shut it down and start over.
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
 

HenryDJP

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Nov 25, 2012
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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
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.
 

Macman45

macrumors G5
Jul 29, 2011
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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