cannot reinstall leopard on mbp. stuck at white screen

Discussion in 'macOS' started by immalex, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. immalex macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2010
    Ok. so i have a macbook pro, running on leopard.(i think, dont know if its leopard or snow leopard).
    Anyway, when i try to reinstall, i put the retail leopard disc in, pressed install mac osx, and pressed restart. Then it will just be stuck in the white screen forever! i tried pressing the option key, but it only shows Macinsosh HD and not the leopard disc.
    taking it back to apple store is not an option for me, the warranty expired just months ago.

    please help me reinstall my macbookpro.
  2. Tim018 macrumors regular

    May 31, 2009
    Do ya have a windows install disk around somewhere? or even a linux one? You should try to boot one of those up and see if they work just as a test to see if you mac disk is messed up or your dvd drive.
  3. immalex thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2010
    ok. i tried both my vista and leopard disc. both shows up when i press alt.but it takes like 30 seconds for them to show up.
    vista disc=boot successfully.
    leopard disc=freezes when i choose the leopard disc.
  4. immalex thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2010
    ok. so i borrowed a snow leopard from a friend. and now i get this error after wiping the drive and installing snow leopard

    "the installer could not copy the necessary support files"

    please help

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