Please Help Me Re-Install Tiger

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  1. mileslong macrumors 6502

    mileslong

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    something along the way has screwed up my iphoto. i installed the new iphoto 6 and although it opens my photos i cant edit them or anything else. i wont open them in the big window at all. the guys at the apple store couldnt figure it out either.

    i have now messed with it and have no doubt deleted some important part of iphoto as i tried to load my old i photo that i have backed up in my lacie external drive.

    well it is just basically broken so i was wondering if i backed up everything i have now then wipe my disc and reinstall tiger if that might fix this problem?

    if so, how do i go about doing this? do i delete everything currently on my hard drive? by just putting in the tiger disc will it overwrite everything? is there some special way to wipe clean my HD first?

    help! :D
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Once you have everything backed up pop in the Tiger CD/DVD. Restart the computer and hold down the "C" key (upper or lower case, doesn't matter... I use lowercase). It will then boot from the disc. If you go with the defaults I believe it will do an archive and install (not 100% sure on that) but what you want is a clean install it sounds like. One of the screens early on should have a "customize" button in the lower left. Click on it and choose the erase/install option. Then go go go!
     
  3. mileslong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks fo much for the info. i really appreciate it!
     
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    You want to clean install OSX because of a problem with iPhoto?

    Why not just reinstall iPhoto? Or have I missed something here?
     
  5. mileslong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i have reinstalled iphoto. i previsouly had iphoto 5 then started having these problems so i bought iphoto 6 and it has the exact same problem. it works except you cant edit any pictures or ipen them in the big window, you only get thumbnails. grrrrrr

    i dont know if reinstalling tiger will do anything or not but i have to try something
     
  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    If this is your only problem, then I certainly would not go through the grief of a reinstallation, which may well not fix the problem with iPhoto anyway. I'm suspecting that you've got some sort of corruption with the iPhoto database. If you have a backup source for your photos, you might consider reinstalling it. If you don't have a backup source for your photos, then reinstalling OSX won't cure your problem. Have you tried exporting the photos from iPhoto?
     
  7. crees! macrumors 68000

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    Try what Reilly is saying. Export all your originals, delete the entire iPhoto database then import the originals back in. See what that does.
     
  8. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    My guess is that you have some sort of corruption in your photo library. You could try to export all your photos, recreate a new photo library, and then reimport your photos.

    ooops, beat me to it.
     
  9. crees! macrumors 68000

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    :D
     
  10. mileslong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how do i recreate my iphoto library? all of my pictures also reside in finder so im not worried about losing them but i cant find a way to rebuild my iphoto database...
     
  11. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    It's being suggested that you delete the current iPhoto library and start from scratch.
     
  12. mileslong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i have done that and reinstalled and it never changes anything, i have lost the ability to edit photos. it will do the other things but the edit feature is gone...:(
     

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