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Fresh install i am trying to fresh install Snowleopard on my macbook pro how ever i press and hold the C button on startup all i get is a grey screen saying to restart my Macbook, so it appears it will not let me boot from Cd please help me.

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Try holding down the option key until you get to the boot menu.

You are using the disc that shipped with the MBP, right?

Why are you doing a fresh install? There really is not such a need to do this unless you have been experimenting and damaged/deleted portions of the OS.

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Yes i accidentally removed some history items i shouldnt of done, so now i need to repair the installation, do i hold down the option key with the disc in the drive?

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Yes with the disc in. And try to install what you have deleted using a utility called Pacifist which allows you to examine what is on the install disc, and install accordingly.

http://www.charlessoft.com/

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Thanks for the replies i have managed to recover the deleted items everything appears / seems to be working as it did before now, its the last time i will touch something on here without asking what it is first.

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Yes thats what i was trying to do free up space and failed miserably LOL

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