When I reboot, the first thing you see it an apple logo, and a wheel turning below it.
Well, it keeps that way for HOURS.
This happened after updating some software, as mentioned.
No, apparently it didn't work - I heard the startup sound twice, the second time louder, as if something was reset... but after that it is the same wheel spinning and spinning...
I will try again, but pls tell me something else to try.
It is my wife computer, so if I don't solve this I will have to buy a new one, get kicked out, divorced or killed... or all of them .....
OK, I will try, but first I would like to know if there is any way to backup documents before this. Don't get me wrong, I trust when you say that it will not delete files and the rest, but I have to be sure in case I screw this, of if something else happens.
I was wondering if I can install Mac OS in an USB external drive, and then use Finder to back file up to that drive.
Ok... I'm nervous but Iet's do this...
Please be patient, I will double-check with every doubt I might have.
By the way, I first mentioned that I had Leopard, which I thought, but now I know I have installed 10.4.11 - apparently, the CD installs 10.4.8.
After I agree on the license terms, it shows my HD icon with a "!" yellow triangle, saying this:
"you cannot install Mac OSX on this volume without changing your install setting. Click options to change settings. A newer version of Mac OSX is installed."
Nevermind, it was just telling me that I cannot just Update Mac OSX, that first option is unavailable. Second option is Archive & Install, and third option is Erase & Install.
When I choose Archive & Install, the green arrow appears.
Now I'm movin' on with this, I will let you know.....