My macbook pro froze during an update...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xGoHawks, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. xGoHawks macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2007
    It's been frozen for over half an hour while installing 13 updates (I don't know what they were, I just know it told me I needed them). It's current status is "configuring installation".

    I haven't tried anything for fear of messing it up... what should I do??
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Hold down the power button to turn it off. You will probably corrupt the operating system in the process, but if you insert the system's restore disks and do an archive & install with "preserve user and network settings" selected, you'll be good as new. No data loss or need to reinstall applications or anything. Isn't OS X grand?
  3. xGoHawks thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2007
    Well luckily it started right up after I shut it down, so there was no need to reinstall OS X! Thanks for the advice though, good for future reference.
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    This has been a common issue for Leopard updates. Usually downloading the current combo update from apple and running that sorts everything out. No need to reinstall OSX!

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