Erased Hard Drive: Cannot Reinstall OSX!!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Saladsamurai, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. Saladsamurai macrumors regular

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    I have never had this problem before: I deleted Bootcamp partition. Repaired my hard disk and then erased my hard drive. Now I am trying to reinstall Snow Leopard and after the install starts it says: 35 minutes remaining" for about 5 minutes. Then it goes to a screen that says:

    "Install Failed: Mac OSX could not be installed on your computer. The Installer could not copy the necessary support files. Click Restart to restart your computer and try installing again."

    I tried restarting and installing and I get the exact same situation. I am not sure what is going on here. This MBP is less than 6 months old and this is the 1st time I have tried a reinstall on this particular machine.

    Any ideas on this?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The hard drive could be failing. Why do you want to reinstall?
     
  3. Saladsamurai thread starter macrumors regular

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    What does this mean? Why would my HD be failing if the computer is brand new. I mean, it is possible, but it's given me no reason to believe that it is failing.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Hard drives can fail as soon as they are turned on for the first time, after a week of little use, after three years, or ten years. Another thing to check is your installing DVD. Is it scratched or dirty?
     
  5. Saladsamurai, Dec 23, 2010
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    Saladsamurai thread starter macrumors regular

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    Disk looks good to me. Is there a way to move the Installer from the disk to an external hard drive? I have been looking around and seeing some threads about corrupt disks. I am not sure if this would help, but I would like to try it.

    OK. SO I burned a disk image to my external HDD, but now I cant figure out how to install from it?
     
  6. Saladsamurai thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looks like you nailed it! It's officially the hard drive. Being fixed as we speak.
     

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