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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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1. Get the OS X.6 DVD from Apple Online for $20.00..

2. Pop it in and boot, holding down 'C'. If it boots, leave Installer, go to Utilities and run Repair Disk and see what is reported regarding the state of the hard drive. It may be the drive is shot and to recover those files you may well need Data Rescue 3 or similar which costs more, $99.00.

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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i went to buy the apple osx disc its not on the site....
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i went to buy the apple osx disc its not on the site....
Enter "Snow Leopard" in the Apple website's search field & it comes right up!

Too easy!

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got the system disc just put it in goes to the installer it says select launguage i dont want to install this...
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got the system disc just put it in goes to the installer it says select launguage i dont want to install this...
Selecting the language you want installed as the default language is part of the install process. You MUST select a language.

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on Disc Utilitys the button for repair disc isnt selectable for some reason
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Did you select the hard drive in the list on the left side of Disk Utility.

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yes and theres tabs that say raid first aid and what not i goto the bottom and i cant click it repair disc
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Give this a quick glance. What you are seeing probably seeing looks a bit lie screenshot 1. You don't want to click on the area that has a name which looks like a serial number. Click on whatever your hard drive is named. In screenshot 3 you can see that I have clicked on the drive "Aquaman" and also clicked the First Aid tab.

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Nice one brother Sly! I guess I should visit ATPM once in awhile and brush up on the basics that I seem to forget.... Now what was I doing?
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