I am not sure, but I apply all updates as they are available.
No, I never had cause to make a note of this.
We can try some basic troubleshooting steps and see if that works or not. First we can reset the PRAM and NVRAM of your Mac. This will clear the temporary files from the RAM memory. Reset PRAM and NVRAM
Now, run Disk Utility in Single User Mode. Follow the steps below;
Turn your Mac off. Turn it back on and this time hold down the Command (Apple) key and the S keys at the same time. Then type the following command... /sbin/fsck -fy (note the space between fsck and -fy) If you can't run /sbin/fsck - fy then type only fsk - fy Hit return and the disk utility should run and let it finish. When it finishes and there is no error, then type reboot and hit return. Let the Mac boot up. (Disk Utility will fix all system errors, bad preferences files etc)
/sbin/fsck - fy gave "HD could not be verified completely" *****The volume was modified
Upon reboot and another reboot - the progress bar went about 15% and then the Mac shut it self off.
Early 2012 I believe
This will take a while to reinstall your Mac OS X. Also, this won't delete any of your files. It will just replace the system files with new one.
Let me know how it goes...
Upon re-installing OSX 10.8 on the Macintosh HD (not recovery HD), 2 times I have the pop-up message is "An error occurred while preparing the installation. Try running this application again."
Yes - wireless. I was asked to enter my apple ID. I have not backed-up my computer.
It would be better to recover my files somehow.
I am repairing permissions now. I did a repair disk prior to the OSX re-install attempts.
It id not seem to take long and I do not recall errors. The Disk Permissions Repair seems to be stalled.
I am getting Open error 1: "Operation not permitted" on System Library/Frameworks/Python.framework....
8 more messages like this.
Trying this its - the Apple and the spinning gear for quite a while.
You still there?
I does not start in any mode but the Option key and at boot.
The HD system is corrupt. We have another Mac. Is it easy to get the files with firewire cable?
Then I could erase and re-install.
Sorry to keep you. Just one more question. Were do I load DW if my OS is not working.
I got a firewire cable and got my data. I then tried many times to re-install OS X.When it re-booted it would have a prohibit or Apple but would not start.I tried different memory.I think the HD might be bad.I took it to an Apple repair location.John