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MBP 2009 odd behaviour.

Postby DAGGILARR » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:15 am

I recently reformatted my old MBP, put El Cap on it and moved it on. Apparently now, and this is the description I have been given. "Every time I switch it on it keeps installing Capitan like it's not installed already on the hard drive."

I know this is not a lot to go on. I just wonder if anyone can make sense of what may be happening here?
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Re: MBP 2009 odd behaviour.

Postby desmond » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:54 am

Where is it installing El Capitan from?
What is your Startup Disk set to in System Preferences?
What drives are available when you hold Option while booting? Can you choose a different drive here?
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Re: MBP 2009 odd behaviour.

Postby DAGGILARR » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:13 am

I will check these things out. I do not have this machine in front of me. I know there is only one drive.

I will try and get a bit more info.

Thanks.
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Re: MBP 2009 odd behaviour.

Postby DAGGILARR » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:30 pm

The screen shows that it is installing to Mac hdd it also show a recovery drive.
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Re: MBP 2009 odd behaviour.

Postby desmond » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:04 pm

DAGGILARR wrote:The screen shows that it is installing to Mac hdd it also show a recovery drive.

> Where is it installing El Capitan from?

You have downloaded the installer app from the App Store?

Generally speaking, during install, the machine *should* reboot, often more than once and continue the installation - are you letting this finish? It sounds like the installation isn't complete.

Or maybe try running it again...?

It's kind of difficult to remotely troubleshoot this kind of stuff...
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Re: MBP 2009 odd behaviour.

Postby DAGGILARR » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:26 pm

I assume the installer in the applications folder, maybe that should be removed?
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Re: MBP 2009 odd behaviour.

Postby desmond » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:34 pm

Well, it should remove i when the installation is complete.

So the installation hasn't been completed, for some reason.

Did you try again?
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