Camper-Hunter, on 22 May 2016 - 11:45 PM, said:
Other than try again, nope. Well, it seems my Mac Pro has less issues now that I've cleaned up my boot drives: I used to have 5 or 6 bootable partitions (10.6, 10.7 or 8, 10.9, 10.10 or 10.11, Windows XP, Windows 7), and I reduced to 3 (10.6, 10.11, Windows 10) and remade my bootcamp partition in the process. So if you have a plethora of boot drives, it may be time to destroy some.
I have 3 backup drives, each are clones of the main drive, nightly back up, weekly backup and monthly. There is only one partition in each of the drives.
Frost, on 22 May 2016 - 11:59 PM, said:
I think this would be a good time to open up Disk Utility and run those disk checks and permissions repairs on your Mac OS drive. Make sure everything is a-okay in that department. You really should not have had anything like that problem in the first place, so that's why that worries me.
K, did that and got a butt load of permissions repaired. Still hangs on an option key reboot.
mattw, on 23 May 2016 - 05:49 AM, said:
If there is a disk on the way out you can get these freezes, i.e it is trying to recognise it.
Can anyone lone or make a USB flash drive to boot from or do you have a compatible older OS on DVD?
I suppose I could make one. How does one go about rebooting onto a DVD or USB flash drive? I don't have any reboot disk options from Windows. That's just wacked, Windows won't let you select a startup disk? How can that be? It's a basic thing. While I'm on the topic, why the hell don't they make bootable DVDs anymore?