Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2013 5:57 AM (in response to SulllaCorn)
Have managed to restart in recovery mode. Fixed disk permissions in Disk Utility - said complete. Ran repair disk also - all appears to be ok.
Restarted and.....same result...hangs in the apple logo with the spinning wheel below it.
If I just reinstall the OS - will it delete all my apps, data, preferences etc? Am happy to restore from Time machine...**** you TIme Capsule for not having Thuderbolt (insane that it doesnt)
Any help before I take that plunge would be appreciated!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2013 6:00 AM (in response to SulllaCorn)
A couple of things to try. I think you may have a specific version of 10.9.1 that you need and not the 13B42 build that is offered from the App Store or from Apple's download page.
1. Restart while holding the COMMAND+R keys. Choose Reinstall OS X Mavericks from the OS X Utilities Menu. This should download the full installer for 10.9.1 for your specific rMBP.
2. If #1 doesn't work. Restart while holding the COMMAND+OPTION+R keys to envoke Internet Recovery. Choose Reinstall OS X Mavericks from the OS X Utilities Menu. This should download the full installer for 10.9.1 for your specific rMBP.
Both of the above will not harm you data or apps. They will only reinstall OS X.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2013 6:07 AM (in response to SulllaCorn)
Is it possible to boot into the Recovery Partition by holding down Cmd+R during power on?
If so, try going to the Disk Utility app and repairing the disk. Then downloading a fresh copy from there.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2013 6:26 AM (in response to SulllaCorn)
Since your late 2013 15" rMBP has a special build (now 13B3116) and for me MAS won't let me download it's offering of 13B45, because it does not recognize mine, it will be interesting to know if you are successful using the Recovery Partition.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2013 12:33 AM (in response to SulllaCorn)
I got EXACTLY the same problem on my Late 2013 MBP non-retina. I waited a loooong time hoping that the spinning wheel will go away. I restarted my machine 2-3 times and still got the same result. I did not want to restore from my TimeMachine since I did a lot of work since the last backup.
The solution which worked for me, I restarted my MBP holding Cmd+R. Then I opened Disk Utility and repaired permissions and the hard drive. Actually there were some errors that were fixed (incorrect block count). After that I restarted and got my Mac back! This saved my day!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2013 11:32 AM (in response to SulllaCorn)
Same problem on the original (2012) rMBP 15".
I'm going to leave it spinning for a while, just to see if it can spin all night.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2013 11:35 AM (in response to SulllaCorn)
Actually I get this problem again and again whenever I restart my Mac. Only repairing disk in Repair Mode solves this problem... temporarily. Nevertheless, I suspect that my hard drive is defective since I get similar errors corrected again and again.