cannot reinstall leopard, mbp just reboots continously with dvd loaded

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Shivetya, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Shivetya macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    I want to reload my MBP back to factory, that means overwriting SL.

    The problem is, with the leopard dvd installed it just boots over and over and over, never leaving the white screen.

    Ideas? (holding C don't do diddly either)
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Did you try holding down the ALT key when you boot?
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    And is it a gray disc or a retail copy of Leopard with an X on the label? If it's retail, there's a possibility that the version of Leopard on the disc pre-dates the version of Leopard that came with your computer, and won't have the drivers appropriate for your system. If it's a gray disc make sure it's the one for your computer and not for another one you or your family/business owns.
  4. Shivetya thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    just hits white screen, dongs, and reboots again....

    I even selected the DVD after holding ALT

    I cannot stop the reboots unless I pick the HD or eject

    Well I did get it to work, it works with one Leopard DVD and not another. So I am not sure what is wrong with the first one.

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