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My iMac's HDD failed - Question


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Just like the topic says, my HDD has been failing. Got the grey screen with the flashing question mark folder. I went through Apple's troubleshooting and ended up having to reformat it. It worked and I was able to reinstall. But then it failed again and I had to do it again.

So I was going to buy a new, external HDD. But my question is, will I be able to install Mac OS on it? All I have is the Snow Leopard installation disc, so is that all I need to reinstall the OS on a new HDD?

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I recently purchased Snow Leopard, but only the upgrade copy as I already have Leopard. The folks at the Apple Store told me I would NOT be able to install Snow Leopard on my older Mac because it wasn't already running Leopard.

If you bought the full version of Snow Leopard, you should be okay. If not, well ...

I'm no kind of expert. I'll be interested to hear what everyone else has to say.
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I recently purchased Snow Leopard, but only the upgrade copy as I already have Leopard. The folks at the Apple Store told me I would NOT be able to install Snow Leopard on my older Mac because it wasn't already running Leopard.

If you bought the full version of Snow Leopard, you should be okay. If not, well ...

I'm no kind of expert. I'll be interested to hear what everyone else has to say.
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Not true. Linky.
That's great to here! I guess I'll go out and get a new HDD tomorrow then. And begin the process of starting all over again.

I still wonder why my HDD failed after just 1 1/2 years.

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You can use Superduper to make an exact copy of your internal Hard drive on your external one and it is completely bootable.

Thats my recommendation!
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You can use Superduper to make an exact copy of your internal Hard drive on your external one and it is completely bootable.

Thats my recommendation!
Already had to reformat to even boot from the HDD in my iMac.

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