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    Jul 05, 2011
    Problems after update to OS X 10.6.8
    I am a relative newbie to macs and this is the first problem I have encountered.

    I was prompted to upgrade the OS X yesterday to 10.6.8 so this I did.

    During the process I was prompted to perform a manual restart by holding down the power button and then restarting.

    Following the restart, I got an error message: Finder quit unexpectedly.
    On clicking "OK" the same error window appears ad infinitum (actually, I got fed up clicking after about 30 tries).

    Most programs won't load; and in the ones that do, I can't type any text as the error box takes priority for text entry.

    I have tried reinstalling from the supplied CD, but because Finder won't load I can't access any CD files.

    The error box even takes priority over the terminal window.

    Any help would be most appreciated.


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    MYmacROX's Avatar
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    Mar 17, 2009
    Hopefully you were smart enough to have a Time Machine backup (at the very least). A clone of your drive would also be smart for instances like this. It's rare that an OS update would cause such trouble, but in the event it does, you can restore from your backup(s).
    If you do not have a backup, ask the person nearest you to punch you, then insert the SL DVD into your Mac, restart and hold "C" until it boots from the DVD. You'll have to go through the whole process of reinstalling the OS (this is why it's such a good idea to have T.M. backups and a clone of your drive).
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    rman's Avatar
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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    If you are able too download the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo download and then re-install.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Jul 05, 2011
    Thanks to both of you for your responses.

    The reinstall of the OS from disc worked fine and then the Auto Update brought down the combined version which has also installed okay.

    My arm is sore from the person next door coz I didn't have a TM backup, however, my docs n things are stored on a separate drive. Phew!


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    Oct 22, 2007
    Quote Originally Posted by MYmacROX View Post
    If you do not have a backup, ask the person nearest you to punch you, ...
    I liked that advice
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