New App Store - Can't Install Anything!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Resevdog, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Resevdog macrumors regular

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    Everytime I try to install an app, the App Store goes into Application Not Responding mode and I get the beachball of death. I have reinstalled 10.6.6, run disk repair, everything I can think of. Anyone getting this problem?
     
  2. linoox macrumors newbie

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    I have a similar problem. Every time I try to download an app, it doesn't even download. It just hangs there in the dock, but never starts installing.
    When I restart the App Store, it tries automatically to resume the install. So far I haven't found a way to cancel a download. Really weird behaviour...

    Btw, I've already tried to solve the problem by restarting my computer and the App Store (I even restarted iTunes). But no luck.
     
  3. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    Me too. I also can't click on the update tab or it crashes as well. My install doesn't even start. Just clicking on install crashes it.
     
  4. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    I hope a fix comes soon. I have no clue what could cause this.
     
  5. petecorreia macrumors newbie

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    im also experiencing the same problem, when i try to install an app, the app store gets the beach ball and becomes unresponsive. tried rebooting and installed the mac update combo. nothing works.
     
  6. goinskiing macrumors 6502a

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    I am having the same issue. For me, 10.6.6 has been rather sluggish in general.
     
  7. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    I had the sluggish problem but a reboot fixed that.
     
  8. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    It may be a congestion problem on their end with so many people poking around.
     
  9. Clete2, Jan 6, 2011
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    Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    I did a repair permissions on the hard drive and it worked! Everything is fine now. :)

    Just kidding. I installed Twitter than uninstalled it and now I can't click on the updates tab anymore. :(
    Now nothing works again..... great.
     
  10. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    Repairing permissions seems to fix it momentarily but it breaks itself again and I will have to repair again... :-/
     
  11. goinskiing macrumors 6502a

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    My permissions repair list is quite large after the update.
     
  12. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I had no problem whatsoever.

    But then, I read something that suggested going into iTunes, downloading the free single of the week, and accepting the new terms of service. Maybe there was something to that....
     
  13. goinskiing macrumors 6502a

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    After a permissions repair it appears to be working fine.
     
  14. jezza70 macrumors newbie

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    i am also having no luck with my imac my macbook works fine but i think my problem is i cannot even sign in my account on my imac...so im trying a repair permission
     
  15. jezza70 macrumors newbie

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    Ok still no go for me hopefully apple fix this soon im going to get some sleep
     
  16. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    Strange - mine is working absolutely fine.

    Ive downloaded and installed a free app, then removed it - all worked fine.
    Can go through all the tabs in the app store - again all fine.

    My system seems as speedy as normal....
     
  17. wtmcghee macrumors member

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    I've tried to install Minesweeper and Solitaire and it says both apps "cannot be installed on this computer." What does this mean? Bug I hope.
     
  18. jtmx29 macrumors regular

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    I've done a permission fix and still nothing. Funny thing is my sister's MBP (2010 model, same as mine) worked fine. Is there any fix for this?
     
  19. boganrulz macrumors member

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    iTunes Permissions

    Spent a few minutes raging over the fact angry birds didn't download for me. read this thread and: i tried the itunes single of the week thing, accepting the new permissions and now it works fine!

    So i assume apple just figures everyone on the app store also buys itunes things a lot
     
  20. jtmx29 macrumors regular

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    I've tried this and it still didn't work :(
     
  21. jsoto macrumors regular

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    I had the same issue. I opened iTunes & accepted the new EULA. Rebooted. Then everything worked great. Hope this helps anyone.
     
  22. jtmx29 macrumors regular

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    Just rebooted and still no success. Idk what to do anymore.
     
  23. jtmx29 macrumors regular

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    I just read Apple.com forums and found that it's the Bootcamp partition that's causing it to freeze. If you go into Finder and unmount your Bootcamp it works. So odd. Happy it works :)
     
  24. tomozj macrumors newbie

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    Anyone else using NTFS-3G? My friends with Boot Camp partitions are without issues, however I'm the only one with NTFS-3G installed and its activity spiked after I updated to 10.6.6.

    Unmounting works fine. Came to post solution but already beaten to it! :D
     

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