OS X V10.7 Lion :: Reinstalling Progress Bar Jumps Backwards?

Mar 26, 2012

I'm reinstalling Lion, and I get to "less than a minute," then all of a sudden the progress bar jumps backwards to "21 minutes left!"

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How Come Email Addresses Appear Backwards In It

Jun 14, 2012

Just getting new Imac set up and it's driving me nuts that email addresses format my addressees backwards ie Smith Richard instead of Richard Smith. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: My Mouse Scrolls Backwards After Upgrading To It

Feb 28, 2012

I just upgraded to Lion and now the scroll button scrolls backwards. When I scroll away from myself, it scrolls down the page and when I scroll towards myself it scrolls up the page. Just the opposite of what it did before the upgrade. I'm using a Microsoft Mobile Mouse 4000

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Intel Mac :: Time Machine Back Up Stopped In Progress - How To Retrieve A Backup File In Progress

Jun 12, 2012

Time machine failed in progress as my hard drive failed.  I have an "in progress" file on my external harddrive that is about 160 GB.  I would like to try and load this back onto a new harddrive. Migration assistant is not responsive nor does Time Machine recognize the external drive when connected.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Browser Jumps Back A Page?

Apr 28, 2012

Newly upgraded to Lion, using most recent Firefox and Chrome. Why is this happening and how can I stop it?

iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Arrow Cursor Pointer Jumps And Teleports Across Screen Every Second

Mar 13, 2012

my iMac has this glitch, the cursor jumps or teleports across screen every second. I move it and then it jumps again, always jumps to the same place, same exact pixel everytime. I try to move the cursor quickly (to open safary or hit stand by) but no matter where the pointer is across the 27" screen, it teleports like a clock. 

I changed batteries on the trackpad and magic mouse and it didn't work. I turned mouse off, left trackpad on and it didn't work. I tried using a wired mouse and it didn't work. this is obviously not related to the input device. 

I would like to restore the input driver with time-machine but I have no idea where the drivers reside in the machine. I also have no idea how to roll-back or reinstall such drivers on a Mac. 

this is not the jittery, erratic, jumpy bug. When this glitch is triggered and I have absolutely no clue how or why, sometimes it starts 1 minute after reboot, sometimes 30 minutes; when it is triggered it starts to teleport every second, the arrow jumps to the same spot. it's unbearable since it renders the machine useless. I have to press the power button to send it to sleep, resume and then the glitch is gone, only to come back 5 or 30 minutes afterwards. 

Finally, this thing happened last year in november. I wasn't able to solve it back then so I had to reinstall the whole OS Lion, that meant waiting 6 hours for it to download from the appStore (because Apple doesn't allow me to keep a copy LION on my system). I think that's plain silly since it's obviously a very mundane (but annoying) glitch and there's got to be a workarround that doesn't require system restore.

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3), 8gb, 1Tb, iOS Lion, wireless device

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: View Download % Progress?

May 17, 2012

Occasionally I see a Download screen showing a download strip/meter of files being downloaded. Other times I'm downloading,for example a yousendit file, but can't recall where to go to see % complete. I'm on Lion OS. I did go to Downloads but not there. I'm downloading to a Folder within a Folder on my desktop.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Download Won't Start - No Progress Bar

Jun 4, 2012

I purchased Lion at the App Store. I hit Download, it goes grey for about 3 seconds, then "Download" shows again. I get no progress bar. It appears to be locked up for some reason and won't start the download.Lion is listed in my Purchases, so the purchase appears to have gone OK. It just won't start the download.I am running OS 10.6.8, on a 2x2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon.

I dragged the following to the trash:

Maybe it thinks I have already downloaded but I can't find it in my Downloads, and the "Download" button would not be there if it thought this.

Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Doesn't Show The Progress Bar?

Jun 30, 2012

I was at the genius bar today and was told to do a recovery of lion. To hold down option key while starting and then pick the recovery drive and follow instructions after a few hours it went back to the start of asking for my apple id info again the computer didnt ever show the progress bar moving i exited and atempted to start and just sat at the white apple screen and never moved i then have started the process again... How long should this take before seeing any progess on the progress bar? When computer does restart will it come up he usual log in screen or not?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Shut Down Mac Mini 'operations Still In Progress'

Mar 14, 2012

I can't restart or shut down the mini, due to "operations still in progress." How do I workaround this problem? It seems to occur after I've done a Software Update. The only way I can shut down is with the power switch.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Reinstalling It On Mac Pro?

Jun 12, 2012

I've been having problems with speed on my Mac Pro for a while.  Today, I tried to boot up and every time it booted, it just froze! I've used Diskawrrior and diask utility on it. Disk Utility says it's fine. Disk Warrior finds to files at the root that can't be accessed. I've run DiskWarrior about 5 times. Each time it tells me that it has fixed the problem but my Mac still freezes or won't boot up. I try Disk Warrior again and it finds the same problem.

I've tried to reinstall Lion but it tells me that the volume is used for Time Macine backups (it isn't) and won't lert me reinstall backups.  I've asked Time Machine (which I get to by starting up using the option key) to show me the backups on my hard drive and it tells me that there aren't any. I try to reinstall Lion and It tells me again that my volume is being used for time machine backups. I'm stuck and have no idea what to do next.

4 core, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 5 gigs ram

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Software Update Doesn't Show Progress

Mar 23, 2012

I received my new iMac 27" yesterday and as it has Lion pre-installed I ran Software Update to check.It did this OK, but then my second attempt it had an issue with one of the files and wont complete.Since then when I clcik install items it minimises to the doc, but no sign of progress and does nothing (it seems) How can I get this to work properly again as it should? 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Magic Mouse, Wireless keyboard

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MacBook Pro :: Grey Progress Bar Appears On Lion Startup

May 21, 2012

Today when I turned on my MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 model) , the apple logo appeared as normal, but then the spinning gear and a progress bar appeared under it. Now everytime in turn my computer on, this progress bar will appear, get to about the 2/3 mark and then the computer will abruptly turn off. I have read articles about this saying that I have to format my hard drive. I want to know if there is a way to fix this problem with out having to format my hard drive.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Reinstalling V10.7 On IMac?

Mar 27, 2012

I ended up getting the grey screen that wouldn't do anything, so I turned off the Mac, then turned it back on again and entered the Lion Recovery module. I selected reinstall Mac OS X, then I was taken to a screen with 2 choices - Macintosh HD or Recovery HD.  I believe the Recovery HD was locked, so i (mistakenly?) selected the Macintosh HD partition. Will this create a problem, or was it the proper partition for reinstalling the OS? Everything seems to be working fine, with no more kext errors, but I'd like to avoid a potential conflict if the OS isn't installed in the proper partition. 

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: MacBook Suddenly Won't Progress Past Gray Screen

Apr 28, 2012

My macbook suddenly won't progress past the grey screen and the spinning gear. I have tried the procedures listed in one of the support documents, although I note they don't include OSX10.7 which I am running. I got to the part where it says try your system disk, problem is, I purchased through App store.I'm guessing at this stage I should have created an emergency boot disk.

iPhone 4, iOS 4.3.3

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Reinstalling IPhoto From ILife DVD?

Feb 10, 2012

After i migrated back from my Lion clone after a clean Lion install, i have had issues with iPhoto. How can i totally remove iPhoto, or another iLife apps, so when i reinstall the software, there won't be several copies of iLife apps left? Where are the pkgs. contents, etc for the iLife Apps on Lion? Also have Airport utility installed several times, and i need to remove those as well.  

Oh, and when i reset my TC, i know i need airport 5.6 to set it up, but should i keep it installed and still have airport 6.0 as well? Or should remove 5.6 after i set up TC and wifi network, then remove 5.6 and install 6.0 ? 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Mountain Lion :: MacBook Startup - Update Needed / Progress Bar Frozen

Dec 4, 2014

After restarting my MacBook pro for updates, I clicked on my user icon which read 'update needed'. After entering my password it began to install the updates, but the progress bar just stopped halfway through, and 2 hours later it hadn't moved. I then switched off my mac and tried again and again but the same thing keeps happening.

Mac Pro, iOS 8.1.1

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Deleted The Mac App Store - Get It Back Without Reinstalling The OS?

Mar 20, 2012

Im on mac os x lion and i deleted the mac app store, how can i get it back without reinstalling the OS?

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MacBook Pro :: After Reinstalling OSX Lion Neither USB Ports Work

Apr 18, 2012

I have a Macbook Pro 15" Intel Core i7 Mid 2010 model, I had upgraded from the App Store to OS X Lion and was running ok, but at the time had half the disk partitioned into Windows, so got to the stage that I didn't want Windows so wiped it, and backed up the OSX Partition as I figured why not have a nice fresh OSX Lion install. Since I've re-installed OSX Lion I now have no connectivity through the 2 USB Ports, or the SD Card as far as I can tell.

Since I'm a month out of the warranty I don't exist to Apple Support any more, so I've been trying everything I can think of or I can find.I've tried the PRAM and SMC resets which obviously don't work, I've tried the old 3+2 key trick. I have re-installed Lion 3 times, same deal. I've resorted to sticking a small Windows partition on at the moment to make sure it's not hardware issue, not sure what else I've tried? Took it apart, removed the battery for an hour or so, even tried booting with no battery - nothing.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Get Automatic Login After Crash And Reinstalling

Jun 22, 2012

My late 2008 MacBook (aluminum) crashed last month. I have fixed many of the items that quit working except: I can no longer automatically log in. When I go to Preferences and then to Users & Groups (Login Options) the "Click the lock to make changes" always goes to page which says "System Preferences quit unexpectedly." On that page it says Exception Type: EXE_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV) and Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000000000000. Is there a solution that does not require me to wipe the computer and reinstall from scratch?

MacBook (13-inch Aluminum Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.4)

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MacBook Air :: Use Ethernet Instead Of Wifi For Reinstalling Lion?

Jul 3, 2012

The harddrive became unbootable, so I re-formatted it from Recovery HD and now I need to reinstall Lion, which requires an internet connection to do so. 

I've connected my Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter but it isn't picking up an IP address according to the Network Utility within Recovery HD.  Do I have to use wifi?   It's a 4 GB download.  Wifi will be slow.   When I plug the same ethernet cable into the ethernet port on a MacBook Pro, Network Utility there picks up an IP, so I know that the ethernet part is working.    

Here's a picture of the screen of Network Utility within Recovery HD detecting the Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter but not detecting an IP:  

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012), Windows 7

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MacBook Pro :: Reinstalling OS X Lion Lost Ilife?

Jul 4, 2012

I want to reinstall "OS X Lion" on my MacBook Pro, in doing so lose iLife?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X Mountain Lion :: IMac Will Startup To Gray Screen With Apple Logo And Progress Bar

Dec 6, 2014

IT does this every time, but when I do command and r or other such keyboard commands, it goes I the recovery pahe with no problem. Whenever I tried erasing the iMac to reset it, it said the disk was locked.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5), April 2008 model

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OS X Mountain Lion :: Startup Disk Not There When Reinstalling (Early 2013 MBP Retina)

Sep 10, 2014

I had reinstalled the OSX on my MBP a few times so I am not unfamiliar with the process of rebooting from the boot menu, formatting via the disk utility and then reinstalling either via a backup or from the internet backup (as the retina does not have a dvd drive). Doing it this time and I did nothing different, however upon entering the disk utility screen, the main disk image simply wasn't there. I was conducting a reinstall of OSX from the internet and had already downloaded the new software, as you have to do when installing from the internet.

I then came to the disk utility screen, ready to reformat the hard drive and it simply wasn't there at all. The only image there was the one I had just downloaded ready to install. Thinking this extremely strange, I reboot the computer and it takes ages, then comes to a screen with a continually flashing folder symbol with a question mark in it. I have left it like this for 30 mins with no change. So now, I cannot boot normally, and I cannot reinstall a downloaded image on the main SSD because it is not showing at all in the disk utility. I have plugged in an external hard drive and am currently installing a new image on this to try to check where the main hard drive is once it is up and running. As mentioned, it is an early 2013 MBP retina, the warranty is up so cannot take it back to apple.

MacBook Pro with Retina display

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MacBook :: Accelerometer Is Backwards - How To Know About It

Mar 10, 2009

I just tried some accelerometer apps out on my new white macbook and everything is backwards. Is it possible that they accidently put it in upside-down?

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Sep 7, 2010

This is literally the first time I've opened iWeb so I'm very new to using it, although it doesn't look too complex. I'm pretty sure I have iWeb '09 seeing as how I bought my Mac in early 2010.I'm supposed to help make a website for a friend's business and he wants me to make sure that it is backwards compatible to iWeb '08 which he has. (So he can update things on it and such)Are there any special things I need to do with iWeb to make it backwards compatible?

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Applications :: Iwork Backwards Compatibility?

Dec 4, 2010

i have all my files created in iwork8, i would like to know before purchasing iwork09 if are there any compatibilities issues. let me be more specific and explain what i mean, suppose i have this file in keynote09, can i use it in keynote08, and if so with what drawbacks?

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Mac Pro :: IStat Menus CPU Temp Backwards?

Dec 29, 2010

I have a 2006 Mac Pro 1,1 with dual Xeon 2.66GHz. One of my favorite apps on my Macs is iStat Menus for which I purchased a family pack. I am running latest version 3. However, when I added it to my Mac Pro I am getting goofy CPU temp readings. At idle I am reading about 60C on one CPU and 55C on the other. But then if I fire up all the cores (Handbrake for example) then the reported CPU temps DROP to about 48C and 43C (notice same differential of 5C between CPUs). All the fan speeds stay the same so it is not extra cooling kicking in. Seems to be reading the wrong thing.

I know with Intel that the CPU just reports the distance to Tjmax and then the software reading that number takes the TjMax reading for that particular CPU model and figures out the corresponding Tj. It almost seems to be what is happening is that iStat is reading the "distance to TjMax" and reporting that without doing the math. That would account for the reading working backwards I suppose.

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OS X :: Backwards - Delete Downloads Stack

Apr 16, 2010

I accidentally deleted my "downloads" stack, so I dragged the "downloads" folder from my home directory into the dock. Lo and behold, the stack came back...but not the way I remembered it. Everything was "backwards" if I tried to sort by "date added". Normally, the most recent downloads are at the bottom; however, now it is backwards. I didn't lose any files, but it is very annoying! I Googled this issue and it seemed like trashing the dock plist would solve the problem. I did that, logged out, and logged back in, and it sure did reset all of the dock settings to their defaults - everything, of course, EXCEPT for the downloads stack! It did more harm than good - all of my icons are out of place now, and yet I am still having the same old "backwards" issue with the downloads stack. Does anyone know where this problem actually lies?

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IMac :: New Macs Backwards Compatible With Leopard 10.5 Or Only SL 10.6?

Oct 21, 2009

Guys, do you think the new iMacs/mac Minis/macbooks will be backwards compatible with 10.5 Leopard or only Snow Leopard compatible..... since they will undoubtedly ship with Snow Leopard 10.6 only?

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