Clean install help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chrisbone123, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. chrisbone123 macrumors newbie

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    I have backed up all my info on my MacBook..

    I would like to delete everything and do a clean install of the OS..

    Can I get some instructions on how to do this.

    From deleting to installation.

    Thanx in advance.
     
  2. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    Get the restore discs you got from Apple and insert them. Follow the wizard. Very easy!

    Here is more information from Apple if you need it.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1544
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    But first you should ask yourself why you are doing this, and whether it is necessary. It almost never is.
     
  4. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    To ensure that you wipe completely, run disk utility when you insert your OS disc and manually format the drive. Then install to it.
     
  5. chrisbone123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanx for the info..

    im doin it because some programs are not working properly, Ie: Hand brake.

    if u have another suggestion please let me know i welcome the help.
     
  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    A clean install is way overkill and a waste of time. What exactly is wrong with Handbrake?
     
  7. chrisbone123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ^^^^^

    ok..

    well start to burn dvds, but half way through it says error
     
  8. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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  9. Christa Pho macrumors newbie

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    Should be pretty intuitive, I'm suprised you even asked.

    I don't really understand why you want to do a clean install, but I'll oblige anyways.

    Just pop in the disk start the install, and sometime during the install time it should have an option for a "clean" install.
    :confused:
     
  10. Chrycopsycho macrumors member

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    Have you at least tried repairing permissions ? I'd give that a try before reinstalling my OS.
    1) Open Disc utility
    2) Choose startup disc
    3) select "first aid" tab
    4) Click "repair Disc permissions"
    Chris
     
  11. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Has the OP ever considered using a different type of DVD? I'm pretty sure a clean install will not fix your problem. In fact I'm sure it won't.
     
  12. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    As usual, a solution in search of a problem.
     
  13. chrisbone123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i have used other dvds and had the same problem..

    ill try everything that was suggested..

    maybe i should have just posted " Help with Handbrake"...lol..

    actually i think ill just start a new post..

    thanx for all the info guys... really helpful.
     

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