OS X install Freezing

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  1. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    I'm trying to reinstall os x But everytime i do it i freezes
     
  2. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

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    At which point does it freeze? Did you try running disk utility from the install disk first and checking the harddrive for errors?
     
  3. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like you might have Hard Drive hardware problems. Similar issues happened to me on fresh install off a system disc startup.

    Replacing the drive solved the problem. And it turns out the drive was bad.
     
  4. mashinhead thread starter macrumors 68020

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    it froze twice at the asian language install and once on the intial software setup, i did reformat the drive, but it doesn't let me check permissions.
     
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  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I'm guessing you decided to reinstall because you were having some problems. Correct?
     
  7. mashinhead thread starter macrumors 68020

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    actually no, I was with boot camp, not on the macside. Decided to do so to because of that, I know i could have just deleted it, but I wanted customize the install and save some space, and just for a cleans start really.
     
  8. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Clean installs are almost always more trouble than they are worth. Anyway, I agree with the poster above: run Disk Utility (check the disk, not repair permissions) from the install DVD. The problem could be either with the hard drive or the optical drive.
     
  9. mashinhead thread starter macrumors 68020

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    yeah that did it. It's good now thanks.
     

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