MBP Freezing After Booting In 64 Bit Kernel

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by t0rr3s, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. t0rr3s macrumors 6502

    t0rr3s

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    I have a 15" i5 2.53 GHz MBP with OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD. Today I just tried booting into 64 bit, apropos of nothing really, before discovering that my MBP will freeze a few seconds after coming to desktop. I just couldn't provide any input from the keyboard or trackpad. I had previously done this on my 13" 2010 MBP (with same RAM and SSD) with no problems so I was just wondering if anyone could take a guess as to the cause of the freeze.
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I had this problem. Eventually I figured out that it had nothing to do with my new SSD, but rather HP's scanner software not being compatible with 64-bit Snow Leopard.
     
  3. t0rr3s thread starter macrumors 6502

    t0rr3s

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    Aye, think you might have hit the nail right on the head with this one. My HP printer software just had an update recently too. Bit of a bugger this but thanks all the same, I just needed an idea of the possible culprit.
     
  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I made the mistake of installing the full software package from HP. Apparently the drivers that came with it were the culprit. I tricked OSX into installing a multifunction driver-only package via Software Update though, and that seemed to fix the issue. Although now OSX thinks my scanner is an HP 8500 :p

    Only reason I did the full package was because HP's software supports putting multiple photos on the glass and cutting them automatically before saving. I got around this by just doing single photos and using Preview to scan things (which was a rare necessity).
     
  5. t0rr3s thread starter macrumors 6502

    t0rr3s

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    It works now in 64bit after I uninstalled the HP software (which I never used anyway) so yeah, big thanks! Just curious, how did you trick OSX into downloading the multifunction package anyway?
     

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