AAARGH! More computer trouble!

John jsessoms002 at nc.rr.com
Sun Jan 6 20:11:14 EST 2019


Damn! I hope your data is on an external disk & hasn't been corrupted.

On 1/6/2019 19:45:54, Rick Womer wrote:
> More AAARGH!
> 
> Restored the system from a Time Machine backup.
> 
> Black screen. Won't even boot into Recovery mode.
> 
> Use command-S to boot into Single mode: "ERROR! Could not find APFS
> system volume handle."
> 
> Taking it back to where I bought it, tomorrow morning.
> 
> Rick
> 
> On Sun, Jan 6, 2019 at 6:07 PM Rick Womer <rickpics14 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> For those keeping score:
>>
>> A bit less than a year ago, my Mac Mini (photo computer) suffered
>> toasting of its i/o board, and I had to replace it with a new one.
>>
>> Yesterday the new one froze while I was transferring pix of
>> Herculaneum to SmugMug. When I tried to restart it, nothing happened
>> -- the white apple on a black background appeared, the "thermometer"
>> crept about 10% of the way along, and then everything went blank.
>>
>> I had no time to attempt repair until this afternoon. I booted in
>> "recovery mode," and ran Disk Utility .  It reported a problem in the
>> SSD. So I ran Disk Utility on the Apple SSD, Container Disk 2, Mac HD,
>> Apple Disk Image, and OS X Base System. All were deemed healthy,
>> except a note that there was an "overallocation on main device."*
>>
>> Restarted, and it started. Then it froze again.
>>
>> I'm now restoring the OS from a Time Machine backup, and then I'll
>> have to restore all the data.
>>
>> I was besieged by computer problems in 2018; and they seem to have
>> crept into 2019 too.
>>
>> Thanks for letting me vent.
>>
>> Rick
>>
>>
>> *Anyone know what this is?
> 


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