OS IN STALL HELP!!

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by ZoraKing, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. ZoraKing macrumors newbie

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    C8EF74E7-0BD3-4D7A-85A2-C68C697AE32D.jpeg 37B46929-6342-4B31-94EC-FF2074F94E47.jpeg erased my hard drive to factory reset my 2012 MacBook Pro and now I cannot re install high sierra. I reset it because I updated high Sierra and it said that it couldn’t be installed due to a missing or damaged os install (picture one). So after I reset it and tried to reinstall it says FileVault conversion in process. Please help. I’ve been looking on forums and YouTube and cannot figure how to fix this. I am trying to avoid going to the Apple store since there is not one close and I don’t know if they’d charge me for something I may be able to do myself.
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    If FileVault is running right now and in the process of conversion, you are going to have to wait until it gets done before you can proceed.
     
  3. ZoraKing thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So just let it do it’s thing? Any idea how long it can take?
     
  4. hobowankenobi macrumors 6502a

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    A spinning hard drive can take hours....depends on size, and how full. How long has it been running?

    And health; if the drive is damaged...bad mojo.
     
  5. ZoraKing thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I have been turning it on and off since I didn’t know until I saw the previous post later today but it’s been running for two hours. As far as health, I bought this second hand so it is most likely that it is the original hard drive. Would it go bad within 6 years? I feel like that’s not a very long life for a hard drive. I was thinking about upgrading to a ssd eventually anyway. Is there anyway to tell if it’s gone bad?
     
  6. dryja123 macrumors regular

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    Yes, 6 years is actually good a good life for a magnetic drive. Also, keep powering it off while it's doing its thing is only going to make things worse.
     
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    On older Macs, it can take a couple days to finish, depending on the size of the drive and how much information there is. Make sure to leave it be. Don't turn it off. If you use the Mac while it is trying to encrypt, it will take longer and put more strain on the Mac.
     
  8. ZoraKing thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well that won’t be a problem because I can’t use t haha. Will there be some sort of notification telling me it’s done or do I have to just keep trying to install until it lets me?
     
  9. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    It should tell you when the process is done, and move you towards the next steps with installation.
     

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