I killed my computer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jadewind, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. jadewind macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2005
    I just killed my computer and I'm scared!

    I downloaded some fonts. Then my windows like safari and such showed in fonts I couldn't read. I tried deleting the fonts I installed, but some programs won't start, they just bounce, and some options don't show in menus. I tried to restart, stupid me, and I can't get past the blue bar screen. I don't know how to reinstall everything, or if I can, or if I should because I don't want to loose everything on my computer. Please help!

  2. Claudia macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2004
    Santa Cruz, orginally from Los Angeles
    Well, I'm not very well versed with computer issues so you may want to wait and see what other advice spills in from this wonderful community. If i were in your situation, i would attempt to back up whatever I could and then run a "clean install." A clean install would be taking the Mac OS disks and putting them into your computer, then you chose to erase everything off of your computer when you install the OS and voila! your have reinstalled the OS and gotten rid of your problem.
    But maybe someone else has a better idea....
  3. jadewind thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2005
    How can I back up what is on my machine when I can't log in?
  4. Peterkro macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2004
    Communard de Londres
    Just do a archive and install,then you can sort out any problems when your back in.
  5. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Boot from CD and repair permissions, and see what happens.

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