Mac OS X gone after restart

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dons33, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. dons33 macrumors newbie

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    So i started having problems this morning when my flash plugin kept quitting unexpectedly in safari, and system preferences kept quitting unexpectedly also. I looked online for help then used disk utility to repair permissions like someone had suggested. After this i reinstalled safari then restarted like normal, but now my Mac OS is no longer there when i boot and hold down option, only a windows partition that does not work. I know i did not delete my OS X partition, is there any way to get back to it or am i screwed here?
     
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Put in your OS install disk and tell it to install (but do NOT tell it to archive and install or erase the disk). It should repair the system.

    I know this works in SL, I've never tried it with Leopard.
     
  3. dons33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I finally got my SL disk and when it starts all I see is my windows partition even disk utility is showing only one. Im thinking somehow it got erased? Is there anything I can do here i don't have anything except music backed up?
     
  4. dons33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nvm I took it to the apple store they had no explanation but my hard drive somehow reformatted itself... I lost everything and am in the process of reinstalling snow leopard thanks anyway
     

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