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Laximus Level 1 Level 1

After the 10.5.3 update the system doesnt start up. Just the grey apple and the progress circle appears.
I gave it all nigh time! Nothing happened.

Shut down and restart. Nothing.
Boot from instal dvd, repair permission, repair disk, NOTHING!
Safe boot also doesnt start up!


I am really unhappy! There was a system wich works perfectly, Logic also and more bigger software, and after this update brokes down my whole system!

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I think i have to do Archive and Insall.
Before i used Windows XP, but i can tell since i use Mac, i have to reinstall the Mac much more times, than the XP ever.

iMac 20" Intel Core2Duo 2.16 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 3 GB RAM, 250 HDD
  • thefunkymunky Level 1 Level 1
    Same thing happens on my Mac.
  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 8 Level 8
    Mac OS X
    Try starting with the Option key held down to get Startup Manager. Select your normal startup drive and continue.
  • JaimeJenn Level 1 Level 1
    Mine did the exact same thing.

    Spent several hours on the phone with Apple yesterday.

    Tried to do the Archive &Install. Wouldn't work.

    Ended up having to do an erase & install.
  • thefunkymunky Level 1 Level 1
    OK an update. I've booted into Single-User mode and run FSCK from the command line. It found some errors and successfully repaired them. However, my Mac still won't boot. It seems to be stuck continually writing crash logs to disk. I took a photo, hopefully its clear enough for you to see.
  • thefunkymunky Level 1 Level 1
    Managed to find out what the crash log says.
  • Laximus Level 1 Level 1
    Archiev and Install was ok for me,
    and after all the updates - including th 10.5.3 - installed and works succesfully now.

    Now i am relaxed! But really dont understand what happened. =/

    I start to affraid of all the new apple updates!

    I think try this A and I guys!

    It keeps all of your stuff.
  • luxlamf Level 1 Level 1
    I have the same problem, booted up in safe mode and it will not let me type in the box that wants my password. I have been a mac person since 1995 and I will say since I bought this macbook pro several months ago I now hate apple products. So damned buggy and slow I wish I had kept my old PowerBook and never upgraded. I will never ever recommend a apple product again. Now I am forced to use this crappy itouch that will not connect to wifi unless I standing on the wifi modem. Apple your stuff blows now.
  • mjacobs2 Level 1 Level 1
    I am having a similar problem on a Intel iMac 2.0 gHz running Leopard off of an external firewire drive. I reinstalled the update from the combo updater. I have repaired permission and run repair drive though disk utility, done an fsck from single user mode and the best that I can do is get the system to start up in safe mode. I uninstalled Norton AV as that has been a source of problems in the past with no effect. The system seems to hang early in the boot process, but not being a unix guru, I can't tell where in the process it hangs.

    Interestingly, I updated 3 other computers with no problems. I can only assume that there is a conflict with some program during start up.

    I sure wish apple would deal with this quickly. Are you listening apple?
  • Shwill Level 1 Level 1
    I too got stuck on the Apple screen. Booted up from disk, ran utility, and checked disk which it indicates is fine. I cannot archive and install because there isn't enough room on my hard drive. Help!
  • thefunkymunky Level 1 Level 1
    Boot it up in Single-User mode again. When you get to the command line prompt type "exit" it will boot without the GUI. You should be able to see on screen when it hangs and what errors it shows.
  • Laximus Level 1 Level 1
    mjacobs2 - how do you mean to listening Apple?

    Shwill - sorry, i dont know waht you have to do in this case. =(

    reinstall Leo is around 11-12 giga on my iMac.

    deselect all the printer drivers and languages what you dont need to use.
  • KrishnaMohan Level 1 Level 1
    So you could start from the disk, and if you have another firewire drive - try with a Combo-updater on your firewire drive.

    Good Luck.
  • Don_Michele1 Level 1 Level 1
    Same with me. Up to 10.5.2 eyerything went well on my white iMac Intel. Now I have the ever spinning grey wheel. Only chance is to boot in save mode to get into Leo. I downloaded the 10.5.3 combo and installed again. My mac was so kind and booted twice, as expected.

    Same problem as before, and no, I haven't installed any 3rd party extensions or apps.

    I never trusted leopard and so I installed it on an external FW HD to test it. Now I've got the final bill. I'm so glad that my productive system has stayed on 10.4.11.......

    Message was edited by: Don_Michele1
  • candjartists Level 1 Level 1
    I have the grey screen thing too. What is single user mode and how do you start from it?
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