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MacBook Pro JAB42 Calculating status...
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May 12, 2006 6:08 AM
I just did the 5-11-06 security update 003 for intel on my macbook pro, and now it will not boot into OS X. It still boot (under boot camp) as a PC. I have ran the disk utilities and hardware tests. Please someone Help!!!!!
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • tribe Level 4 Level 4 (1,255 points)
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    May 12, 2006 6:17 AM (in response to MacBook Pro JAB42)
    Hi,

    If you are in Windows restart while holding down the "option" key and boot into OS X. Once in OS X open System Preferences > Startup Disk > and highlight (click once) on the Mac OS X Macintosh HD disk.

    Regards
    MBP 2.0 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • miketcool Calculating status...
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    May 12, 2006 6:32 AM (in response to MacBook Pro JAB42)
    Haha, guess he doesnt understand the scope of the issue. I am having the same issue and here is what I have tried:

    1: Single-User Mode deleted my bootcache and user-added fonts.

    2: Install Disk Permissions Fix, verified my hardware is ok.

    3: Safe-mode dumped third-party widgets, startup items, and desktop files.

    4: Reinstalled updates

    5: Reinstalled 10.4.6

    Even after all that, I still hang in the startup. Its never consistant, its either the grey screen, or the blue screen with the mouse, or the start up status bar that never fills or my desktop with only a spinning wheel and spotlight the only thing to show up.

    I am almost entirely sure this is an issue exclusively with the security update. Apple support recomends you backup the computer and reinstall the OS from the disk. I am going to wait for another solution.

    You can boot into safe mode by holding down your shift key right after the chime in the start-up. Will boot without extensions but does work. I will keep you updated on my hopeful progress.

    2.0 Ghz MBP   Mac OS X (10.4.6)   8 Mhz Mac Classic
  • eribble Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
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    May 12, 2006 6:33 AM (in response to MacBook Pro JAB42)
    Try booting into SafeMode (by holding down the shift key at Startup).

    I've read that there may be some issues with the Startup items, especially Version Cue. Go to /Library/StartupItems and see if Version Cue or anything else exists that may be giving you problems.

    Good Luck.
    Dual 533/1.83GHZ MBP, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • roberto0 Calculating status...
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    May 12, 2006 6:36 AM (in response to MacBook Pro JAB42)
    Hello, I'm having similar problems with my MacBook Pro. I downloaded and installed the intel security update this morning. On restart, my computer will not boot into Tiger.

    The computer "dings" and the apple icon show up, the screen turns blue, and the Loading MAc OS X dialog pops up and it just freezezs at that point.

    I don't have BootCamp or another OS installed, but I DO have a bunch of software and documents I'd rather not have to spend time backing up/reinstalling. Any suggestions?
    MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • tribe Level 4 Level 4 (1,255 points)
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    May 12, 2006 6:40 AM (in response to MacBook Pro JAB42)
    Try Pressing Shift during startup to start up in Safe Boot mode and temporarily disable login items.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107392
    MBP 2.0 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • roberto0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 12, 2006 7:04 AM (in response to miketcool)
    Hey Miketcool, would you mind posting on any further progress you make in this thread? It seems like you're a day ahead of me in terms of tracking down what's going on with this intel update.

    Is there anybody out there who's NOT had a problem with this update?

    I just got this MacBook Pro last week, new off the shelf.

    I've installed the latest updates until today, and additionally I've installed Xcode tools, Macromedia studio 8, Adobe CS2, World of Warcraft, and trial versions of Transmit and Serene Saver.

    Also, I've installed a few perl modules using the command-line "cpan -i ", MySQL 5.1 for OSX, and am running Apple's default version of Apache.

    I can boot into safe mode, but I don't know what to do from there. It's got to be one of the updates I downloaded this morning (I downloaded the latest 3 updates:intel securty, a quicktime update, and something else).

    Any additional help/suggestions would be great. Thanks
    MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • raingrove Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    May 12, 2006 7:07 AM (in response to MacBook Pro JAB42)
    I am thanking God now that the update didnt kill my Tiger...

    I can't exactly think of a solution now but, If you have a portable hard disk I am sure there are ways to install Tiger on them and boot from them. After booting up from the portable drive, Backup all your apps and files. Then reinstall Tiger...
    MacBook Pro 15.4" W8614, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • JTomato Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 12, 2006 7:11 AM (in response to MacBook Pro JAB42)
    Hi,
    i have the same problem with my MBP. As soon as the login screen appears i have 30 seconds until os x freeze.
    If i don´t type in my password right away the login freeze.
    If i do my OS X runs normal for about 30 seconds.

    safe start works but... still no idea what to do.
    MBP 2.0, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • bazokajoe_2k Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    May 12, 2006 7:14 AM (in response to MacBook Pro JAB42)
    If you have Adobe CS 2 installed, disable Version Cue on startup.
    17 MacBook Pro - 2.16GHz - 1GB - 120GB 5400RPM (Soon! It's shipping!), Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • miketcool Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 12, 2006 7:17 AM (in response to roberto0)
    Woo hoo!

    Ok, here it is:

    1: Boot in safe-mode

    2: Uninstall Adobe Version Cue.

    3: Locate the Version Cue Prefs in the Library/Cache directory and trash it.

    4: I suggest erasing your bootcache.kext file in var/db but I am not sure that is necessary. Press "shift-command-g" and type in var/db into the dialogue box. locate the bootcache.kext, drag to trash and authenticate it.

    5: I also turned off all my third party widgets and cleared my startup items.

    6: Restart normally and wait patiently. Looks like it hangs but it is writing a new bootcache file. Shouldnt take more then 5 minutes.

    Let me know if that works. Worked on mine. I am guessing that PPC apps that require a start during login cause it to hang. Intel and startup PPC apps are not friends!
    2.0 Ghz MBP, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 8 Mhz Mac Classic w/ Terminator
  • JTomato Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 12, 2006 7:27 AM (in response to MacBook Pro JAB42)
    I disabled the version cue preferences and it works fine now. Thx for the help.
    MBP 2.0, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • DylanH Calculating status...
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    May 12, 2006 8:12 AM (in response to roberto0)
    boot in using safe mode by holding down your shift key right after the chime
    Uninstal version cue (Adobe cs2), remove all start up items. Now restart, this worked for me. good luck
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