I quit my OS X in the middle of installation, now macbook is frozen and broken!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by blairenyc22, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. blairenyc22 macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2009
    So I really stupidly tried to re-install OS X on my new macbook pro using one of the CDs that came with the coputer (after uploading several gigs of music and photos). I realized halfway through that I already had OS X on the computer and quit the installation, selecting "restart" and the "from disk" or something. Now I can see my icon things at the bottom but when I click on them, it says "The application iPhoto (or whatever) quit unexpectedly." I just want my macbook to go back to normal! (preferably without losing the valuable photos and music). What should I do? The installation CD is still in the disc drive. Thanks!
  2. isaaclimdc macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Archive and Install is your only option. Do you have a Time Machine backup?
  3. blairenyc22 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2009
    I don't have time machine. BUt how do I get back to the "archive and install" button on the install cd? I don't know how to access it from my desktop. Any ideas?

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