Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 8:42 AM (in response to DenaliDad)
For openers, launch System Preferences and click the Software Update icon. From there you can uncheck the "Download updates automatically" checkbox if that's what you want.
For your problem try this:
1. Hold down the option key and launch iPhoto.
2. From the options that appear, select "Create New..."
3. A new photo library should open. If it does, toss in a couple of photos then quit the application.
If this works, you will be running iPhoto 9.0 with a new photo 9.0 library (your 9.2.3 library should still be ok even though you can't open it yet). Now try and update iPhoto to version 9.2.3 from the Software Update in System Preferences. If you're successful, redo the three steps I mentioned above only this time select your 9.2.3 library in step 2. If all goes well, this should solve your problem. Good luck!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 9:00 AM (in response to DenaliDad)
Find and download the 9.1 updater. Run it. Then Run Software update again.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 9:09 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I did steps recommended to no avail. Clicking on Option + iPhoto merely opens it and when it opens, it immediately begins the update. It still hangs at Step 5 of 9 at 93%, though I'm not sure what's being updated; according to Finder, my iPhoto version is now 9.3.
My guess it I have a trip to the Apple Store in my near future...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 9:29 AM (in response to DenaliDad)
I'm sorry that your problem wasn't fixed. Something is pretty messed up if your Finder indicates you're running iPhoto 9.3 because 9.3 should not install on a Mac OS 10.6.8 system. Yep, a trip to the genius bar may be in order.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 26, 2012 9:24 AM (in response to MilwaukeeBraves)
My OS is 10.7.4. Does that change anything?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 26, 2012 9:48 AM (in response to DenaliDad)
Did you install the 9.1 update as TD suggested?
If that does not resolve things backup your iPhoto library and depress the option and command keys and launch iPhoto - rebuild your library
Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2012 7:25 AM (in response to LarryHN)
The software was already at 9.3 (somehow) and none of the suggestions worked, so I made a trip to the Genius Bar. They found some corrupt files and rebuilding the library did not work. Two techs spent about 30 minutes converting the master file to a new library...at no charge, I might add. It now works fine at iPhoto 9.3.