HELP! Problems reinstalling OS X Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by fuxl, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2010
    First off, I'm pretty new to the Mac, so hopefully I'm just overlooking something here.
    I got a mid 2010 27" iMac, shipped with Snow Leopard and updated with Lion like a month ago. Now since I'm new to the Mac, I was trying quite a lot of the programs everybody is talking about to see if they work for me, or if I need them.
    So the plan to get rid of all the unnecessary stuff was to make a clean Lion install. Make the bootable Lion flash drive, restarted with the option key pressed.
    Went into Disk Utility and formatted my Macintosh HD "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". Then tried to reinstall Mac OSX from the screen.

    The problem I'm having is that it says "unable to download necessary files to install Mac OSX" that's still when it is preparing for the installation. Before the first reboot.

    What did I do wrong?

    Also tried to reinstall Snow Leopard from the DVD, but that didn't work either.
    Now I'm scared I really messed up.

    I understand today is not the "Let's talk about iMac problems" Event,
    but I'd appreciate some thoughts on my problem.

    Thanks, Martin
  2. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2010
    Never mind, I found the problem.
    Bad Memory.

Share This Page