Constant freezing when trying to install Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Banandon, May 4, 2011.

  1. Banandon macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I've run into a bit of a problem with my MacBook pro, I finally bought a external DVD drive since mine died out and wanted to try to update to snow leopard from 10.4.11. I wanted to stfart fresh since there was nothing of importance on my hd. Everything was going well and it told me I need to GUI partition my hd if I wanted to install snow leopard and every time after that I've had it freeze right when it begins to install. I've got a genius bar reservation on Friday but I wanted to see if there was somethig to do about is before then. Please any help would be much appreciated!
     
  2. discounteggroll macrumors 6502

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    you could have bad sectors on your hard drive. Have you booted to the SL disc and partitioned it w/GUID partition table in disk utility?
     
  3. Banandon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah that's the only way I boot it up, did one more try and I got the furthest but the installation said there was an error that occurred and just froze about 1/3rd the way of the progress bar.
     

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