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computer wont reboot after installing safari 4.0.3

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Pat_V Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 8, 2009 10:45 AM
I downloaded and installed Safari 4.0.3 my MacBook Pro and when I restarted my computer it doesn't get passed the blue screen.
iBook G4 14" and MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.4.11), 1.42GHz PowerPC G4, 1.5GB RAM and 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo 2GB RAM
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Sep 8, 2009 11:36 AM (in response to Pat_V)
    Could be many things, we should start with this...

    "Try Disk Utility

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Tiger Install disc that came with your computer, then restart the computer while holding the C key.
    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)
    *Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*
    3. Click the First Aid tab.
    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.
    5. Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106214

    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.

    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)

    The usual reason why updates fail or mess things up, is if Permissions are not fixed before & after every update, with a reboot... you may get a partial update when the installer finds it doesn't have Permissions to change one obscure little part of the OS, leaving you with a mix of OS versions.

    Some people get away without Repairing Permissions for years, some for only days.

    If Permissions are wrong before applying an update, you could get mixed OS versions, if Directory is the slightest messed up, who knows!

    If many Permission are repaired, or any Directory errors are found, you may need to re-apply some the latest/biggest updates.

    May even need to do an Archive and Install if you have room on the HD, but saves all your files and gives a new OS...

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107120

    I only use Software Update to see what is needed, then get them for real via...

    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/

    That way I can wait a week or so, check the forums for potential problems, and get Permissions & such in order before installing.

    If all the above fails, then it appears to be time for a relatively painless Archive & Install, which gives you a new/old OS, but can preserve all your files, pics, music, settings, etc., as long as you have plenty of free disk space and no Disk corruption, and is relatively quick & painless...

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107120

    Just be sure to select Preserve Users & Settings.
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Oct 17, 2009 12:33 PM (in response to Pat_V)
    Do you have another Firewire Mac to try FireWire target disk mode...

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58583
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,300 points)
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    Oct 17, 2009 2:56 PM (in response to Pat_V)
    Your details show you as using 10.4.11 (ten-four-eleven) which is the final version of Tiger.

    10.4.3 (ten-four-three) is a much earlier version and will not install if you already have a later version.
    20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5, 250GB HD, 1.5GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iLife 9 and iMovie 6, Toast 7.1.3, iTunes 9.0.1, QTPro 7.6.4, Safari 4.0.3
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Oct 17, 2009 8:37 PM (in response to Pat_V)
    Long shot, but hold the Option key down while booting the MBP, wait 5 minutes & choose the HD to boot from.
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Oct 18, 2009 11:07 AM (in response to Pat_V)
    So is this an external drive you're booting from then?
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Oct 18, 2009 2:17 PM (in response to Pat_V)
    Was the MBP running 10.4.11 or a newer OS?
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Oct 18, 2009 3:15 PM (in response to Pat_V)
    Yes meaning 10.4.11 also?

    I'm not sure repairing permissions from another OS version is a good idea.
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