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  1. #1

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    Mar 23, 2008
    format HD and reinstall OSX???

    at the moment i cant get into mac osx. when i start my macbook i only get to the light-grey background with the the dark-gray apple logo.

    the things is that i have a backup. so i dont need to save data anymore.

    now i would like to install the os again. but when i put in my osx cd, the installer programm doesnt start. installed in leopard, but i only got install CDs for tiger.

    is there a manuel was to format the HD and reinstall osx?



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    Chilbear's Avatar
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    Jun 14, 2007
    2xiMac24 w Parallels 6 (1x White, 1x Aluminum), iPhone 3GS with iOS5
    restart with the cd/dvd inside the slot and hold down the c button and it will start off the CD.

    Then double click on install and do an erase and install and you are good to go. You may wish to do a disk verification prior to the install and certainly a permissions repair after the install.

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    louishen's Avatar
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    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    You need to shut the mac down with the install CD in (you may have to disconnect the power supply and remove the battery if it will not shut down

    Connect everything up and restart with the dvd in and keep the C key pressed until the installer starts.

    FRom there you can access disk utility from the menu and do a clean format

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    Jan 27, 2008
    Estero, FL
    iMac 17" 1Ghz G4  iPhone 3G  10.5.5
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  5. #5

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    Mar 23, 2008
    thanks everybody


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