Software Update freezes, update installation hang.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sololop, May 26, 2009.

  1. Sololop macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2009
    When I try and use software update, it will display "checking for new software" and go about 80% of the way in the bar, then freeze. The bar stops animating, I get a spinning wheel when I mouse over it, etc. I also cannot force quit software update when it does this, and not even "killing" the application does anything. It also hangs on shutdown, so if I want it to go away, I have to do a hard reboot.

    I decided to download the 10.5.7 combo updater, and use that.

    So I did.

    However, the combo updater hangs at "configuring installation" for over an hour. I can force quit that, however. I don't know much about mac troubleshooting, I have repaired my disk permissions plenty of times, and also ran verify disk, and it believes the disk is fine.

    Any tips for either problem would be great.

  2. kris.chaitu1985 macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2009
    delete the contents in updates folder in library and do the software update again.hope it works.
  3. Sololop thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2009
    Thanks for your reply.

    I went to empty the folder, but the folder is empty, nothing to delete.

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