6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 18, 2012 2:30 PM by Neville Hillyer
debzidoo1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My macbook has been having a host of issues since I realised time machine backups were not running.

 

Slightly worried that I have just broken the whole machine but hoping someone here may have some advice.

 

I have repaired disk and my internal HD is fine. I repaired disk permissions and since then the machine has been completely freezing on startup, stuck on the grey apple screen with spinning wheel before eventually proceeding to the blue screen of death...

 

I have had to force shutdown now several times, trying to reboot in safe mode or from the Leopard disk kept failing as the machine kept ejecting the disk immediately on startup.

 

I left it overnight then retried booting from the disk, it started up and not sure why now but I decided I should do an archive and install of Leopard.

 

The install has now been running for 29 hours and has been stuck at '13 minutes remaining' for at least 6 hours.

 

What should I do? I am really scared to quit the installation but it doesn't seem like it's going to proceed? Please help!


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)