Software Update Froze? 45min And Still Nothing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by HelixOmnimedia, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. HelixOmnimedia macrumors 6502a


    Jul 26, 2006
    Traveling The World

    Ok I'm doing this from my touch so there maybe spelling and typos along the way.

    Anway, I ran software update this morning and began downloading, all went well then it asked to Restart. So I did.
    Now its sitting at the leopard space wallpaper with the circle spinning. It's been like this now for 45min and the screen has now dimmed and I can't move the mouse.

    What should I do? Hold the power button?
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    If it's still like that now, there's not a lot else you can do. You will likely corrupt your OS install by doing so, but an archive & install (with preserve user & network settings on) will get you back up and running again. It's annoying, but it's the only option I can think of. When you've only got one button...

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