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Uh Oh…

Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Dave! My first three installs of Apple's latest OS X update, code-named Mountain Lion, went off without a hitch.

But the fourth time was not a charm, and so now my iMac is randomly crashing then rebooting every half-hour or so. Needless to say, I'm thrilled. Turning off everything I've got installed (even if it works fine on my other Mountain Lion Macs) didn't help. A clean install didn't help either. So now I'm wondering if it's a firmware update I missed, but nothing is showing up for that either. Blargh. I really don't have time for this crap...

Mountain Lion Photo

I guess I need to sacrifice a goat to Steve Jobs or something. This really blows.

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  1. I’m telling you, nothing will go right until they make OS Maru!!!

  2. Alexander says:

    I’m sorry you’re having problems—and hopefully it’s not with your new MBPR—but you know that the possibility of OS upgrade failures increases exponentially with the number of Macs you own, right? The solution is simple: give one of your Macs to someone less fortunate and everything will be right in the Universe again. 🙂

  3. James Bow says:

    Had a similar hiccup. My 2009 and 2008 Macbooks both took the update without difficulty. My 2011 Macbook Air, on the other hand, detected problems with my disk that it could not repair, and refused to load until I wiped the disk entirely and reloaded from scratch. Most annoying. Fortunately, all the important data and applications were backed up on Time Machine and SugarSync.

  4. Göran says:

    I’m a bit stoked about the New OS but am trying to have a vacation and stay away from computers a bit. Like it so far on the 3 working machines?

  5. Hmm, I was going to upgrade my MacBook Pro tonight but now I’m not sure. Will probably wait a week or so for the dust to settle.

  6. vahid says:

    Well, that’s terrible. Your iMac as in, your main work computer?

  7. martymankins says:

    Oh man.. that bites. And a new iMac to boot, too… well, er.. one that won’t boot.

    I saw that screen recently when my daughter’s brand new Mac mini started getting kernel panics. After less than an hour at the Genius Bar, they replaced it with a brand new one (the RAM didn’t pass the hardware test)

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