Failed installation of Mac OS X, Finder & Spotlight no longer working

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mooimcow, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. mooimcow macrumors newbie

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    So I got a new Macbook today, and installed the Mac OS X 10.5.6. It stalled so I shut down, and when I logged in again Finder and Spotlight doesn't work. Though my hard drive says is labelled Mac HD: Mac OS X 10.5.6 , I am continuously prompted that Spotlight closed unexpectedly. And when I try to reinstall the Mac OS X, the DVD no longer appears on the desktop and Finder too, cannot be opened for me to locate the DVD.

    Help please :(
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Boot from the DVD by holding C when you turn the machine on. Then reinstall.
     
  3. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    You're using the disks that came with the MB right? If you update to 10.5.8 that might fix it too.

    But I'm confused, if you got your MB today, why did you reinstall? Was it used?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Some people like a fresh install.
     
  5. mooimcow thread starter macrumors newbie

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