Very strange Yosemite/Macbook Pro crash

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Sangoma, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Sangoma macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2012
    Last night I tried to wake my Macbook, as usual, from sleep by typing in may password. The computer stayed on the lock screen. Eventually I decided to reboot, but then the progress bar at startup would reach about 1/3 and just hang. I tried the following (in this order):

    * PRAM reset. Did not help
    * Reinstalled Yosemite - it took forever (almost 90 min) and still would not start (1/3 progress bar)
    * Eventually tried a restore from Time Machine. That ran overnight but seems to have fixed the problem.

    Does anybody know:
    * What might have caused the initial crash?
    * Why a re-install would not work?
    * Another (quicker) way that I might have tried to get my system back?
  2. Sangoma thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2012
    I'm gonna blame VirtualBox. After I had problems after running it, I completely uninstalled it and reinstalled it again. My Macbook Pro is running Yosemite like a dream (for 1 week anyway). The best I had before was three days.
  3. Sangoma thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2012
    OK - maybe not. I am now trying a clean install

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