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  • Doddlerman Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2013 5:43 PM (in response to applezen)

    I am having a similar problem with a MBP mid-late 2007 model. Several weeks ago Apple issued an update to OS X Mountain Lion. When I ran the update it basically bricked the MBP after the restart. The Mac would freeze at the Apple logo and the desktop would never appear. I reinstalled the OS and recovered from TimeMachine figuring I'd wait for Mavericks. However, after installing Mavericks, the same issue occurred and I again recovered via TM. There is something about the latest Mountain Lion updater and the Mavericks install that has introduced this issue.

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 5:45 PM (in response to notabear)

    No, you shouldn't lose anything, it will only replace system files. That said you should always have a backup, but you said you had Time Machine?

  • notabear Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2013 5:48 PM (in response to macjack)

    Unfortunately, I don't. Should I try to borrow an external hard drive and do a TM backup first?

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 5:55 PM (in response to notabear)

    Yes, or buy one so you always have it. If you run without a backup sooner or later you'll be sorry about that decision.

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 6:13 PM (in response to applezen)

    You can wait but since it's not an issue everyone is experiencing it may be a long wait.

  • notabear Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 6:36 PM (in response to applezen)

    Please, report back if solved.

  • Gretchen Hurlbert Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 8:03 PM (in response to Finger37)

    How did you back up from Time Machine?  I made a TM back-up just prior to running the Mavericks install.  When I plugged it into to restore to Mountain Lion, Mavericks didn't recognize the TM.

     

    I also ran 'carbon copy' cloner, just as a fail-safe, but feel that Apple should figure out a way to support its own integrated software.  What's the point of using TimeMachine if the failed new OS doesn't recognize it?

     

    Thanks...

  • DavidZunk Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2013 12:02 AM (in response to applezen)

    I have the same issue, that Finder crashes repeatedly after I installed Mavericks.

  • Doddlerman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 24, 2013 8:09 AM (in response to applezen)

    Form my part, I believe I have resolved the freezing after installing issue for my MBP, mid-late 2007 model. After ensuring that the latest backup of the Mac was captured by TimeMachine, I booted from an external drive and erased the hard drive in the MBP. I then launced the App Store and obtained Mavericks. When presened with select disk, I selected the freshly erased MBP disk. The install took about 40 minutes and it has now booted nicely into Mavericks. Instead of going through the usual setup options I selected to restore from a TimeMachine backup. In doing so, I selected to copy everything over, Apps and documents, but not computer and network settings. The old OS/Finder must have had some sort of corruption that was not being detected by the various utilities I was running to resolve the issue previously. The data from the TM backup is now being transferred. I should kow if the issue is actually resolved once that is recovered and I have booted fully into Mavericks.

  • Finger37 Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2013 10:00 AM (in response to Gretchen Hurlbert)

    For the TM . command - R  when you start or restart to access Mac osx utilities. that'll let you evert back with TM  and not let Maverick interfere.

     

    its also in the owners manual, all the steps.

     

    instructions.     

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