Help Me PLEASE (reinstalling OS)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thegoat78, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. thegoat78 macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2009
    I've got a 2008 Imac, its been awesome, yesterday i did a restart and it was stuck in the boot screen. I tried everything i could think of, finally i reinstalled the O.S .OS X. i didn't format. now i have the "previously installed system, is there any way to restore that ?
    any help would help me, thanks, Bill :confused:
  2. surflordca macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Do you have a back-up :confused:
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Sounds like you did an update install, which moves your current system files to "previous system" or some such directory under the root. Your user data files should still be in where they were before.

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