2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 18, 2007 9:05 PM by Aubrey Muhammad
Aubrey Muhammad Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
Greetings Apple Discussions:

I have been using Tiger for a few months. I have my main start up on a 250 and back ups on other HDs. I updated some Apple apps from the Apple Software Update program: Apps like Quicktime, iPod, etc. The computer went into restart and never restarted—from the main start up HD. It just hangs on the Apple logo. I have to start up from other HDs. Is there something I can do to repair the main HD. I have most of the updates on it since cloning a copy of it a few months ago. I can access its contents.

Thank you.

G4 (AGP) 1.4 GHZ (OWC), Mac OS X (10.4.6), 1.5 GB RAM, (2) 250 GB & (1) 120 GB HDs, 8500 Radeon, Acard ATA-133, HP 2410v
  • 1. Some ideas for you...
    Dr. Smoke Level 9 Level 9 (56,585 points)
    Hi, Aubrey.

    1. I suggest you begin troubleshooting using the procedure specified in my "Resolving Disk, Permission, and Cache Corruption" FAQ. Perform the steps therein in the order specified.

    2. An errant Startup or Login Item maybe the cause. In this case, it may be a Startup Item or perhaps a third-party kernel extension. My "Troubleshooting Startup and Login Items" FAQ can help you pin that down if an errant Startup Item is causing the problem.

    3. It may be that the update did not install correctly. For example, you may have had directory corruption present before you attempted to install the update. If that's the case, or if step 1 above finds issues, even if they are corrected, then an Archive and Install would be in order. See my "General advice on performing an Archive and Install" FAQ. Perform the steps therein in the specified order.

    Before installing future software updates, you may wish to consider the advice in my "Installing Software Updates" FAQ. Taking the steps therein before installing an update often helps avert problems and gives you a fallback position in case trouble arises.

    Good luck!

    Dr. Smoke
    Author: Troubleshooting Mac® OS X

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  • 2. Re: Tiger won't start up after massive update from Apple.
    Aubrey Muhammad Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    Reconfigured HDs.