I installed mac os twice how to unstill it.

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  1. alfonsob macrumors newbie

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    My Mac book kept restarting over and over, it would stay on the grey screen with the spinning wheel going and going. It started after I deleted some files, I don’t know if I accidentally deleted something I wasn’t suppose too. So I reinstalled the mac os x that originally came with it, it seems to be working but my disk space is almost full. I believe that the other system is still installed in my hard drive in my program file it shows old system. How do I go by fixing it or uninstalling the new mac os so I can go back to my old version and how do I fix the restarting problem. Can you please help me out on how to fix this problem.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Open Disk Utility and check do you have two partitions (post screenshot if you're not sure)
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Could be that the OP did an archive and install, thus winding up with a lot of wasted space.
     
  4. alfonsob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I had two portions before

    I had two portions before because I was running window xp on it, and my cousin had upgraded the version Mac os about 2years ago so I can also run windows ex on it. So I don’t know much about what version I was running. But the one I installed is an earlier version. Should I delete the whole thing an download the newer version, or do I still have hope to get it fix? Did I override what I had before? Did I loose everything that I had before?
     
  5. alfonsob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i retrieved some files

    Plus I was able to retrieve some of the files that I had on my old system. Does that mean that I did not delete what I had? What could have caused the restarting problem?
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Boot from the install disk and open Disk Utility from Menu Bar. Then select your HD and clock erase tab. Erase the whole HD and exit DU and install OS X.

    Did you get all the files you need or is there still something?
     

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