OSX 10.5.2 stuck in welcome screen

Discussion in 'macOS' started by isifoo, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. isifoo macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I just update to 10.5.2
    via software update
    restart the computer
    and got the welcome screen(mac os x setup assistant) asking me registratioon information.
    once I finish all that it goes to the login screen when I enter the passward
    it goes back to the welcome screen
    which means I can't use my computer
    please help
    Gerry
    macbook pro osx 10.5.1
     
  2. SolrFlare macrumors regular

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    #2
    I'd suggest booting from your restore disks, launching disk utility, and repairing your permissions. See if that does it. If not, you should be able to restore back down to 10.5.1 with time machine(provided you are using time machine). Then I'd repair your permissions on 10.5.1 and update again.
     
  3. superscape macrumors 6502a

    superscape

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    #3
    I've had this before, although not with this upgrade, here's how I solved it.

    Restart in safe mode (by holding shift down as you restart).

    When you see a list of users, don't login but hit the restart button instead.

    The software update starts again - let it do its thing.

    ...did the trick for me - hope it works for you!

    s.
     
  4. isifoo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    worked great thanks

    the guys in the apple support told me to bring it in
    I thought i'll lose with it 2 weeks of work
    thank you so much superscape
     
  5. superscape macrumors 6502a

    superscape

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    Glad to hear it

    Glad that worked for you! It panicked me at the time too! ;-)

    s.
     
  6. averysmalldog macrumors newbie

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    Success

    I will confirm that booting into safe mode and then rebooting does indeed restart the update process, which results in a functional mac. Many thanks to superscape.
     
  7. illuvatar84 macrumors newbie

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    Thank god

    I just got an :apple: and I freaked out when I got the welcome screen problem... thanks for the fix. I was about to curse apple's name.
     
  8. Sax macrumors newbie

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    Worked like a treat

    Thank you for your post superscape! I was seriously cursing Apple until you provided a fix!

    Sax :D
     

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