Mac OS X installation error...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pdechavez, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. pdechavez macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2007
    hey guys..didnt know where else to turn (before going to an apple store)

    i formatted my mac and whenever i install mac os x, and it reaches "installing Essentials" after 63%, it says "there were errors installing software, press restart to try again" ive done that over and over and yet the problem persists...i even installed a new hard drive but still....please...any info will be great since apple store is downtown which is 2 hours from wer i live...thank you all....

    I still love Macs :D
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    It seems like there is a problem with the disk, try cleaning it, or if possible, trying another one

    If not, open Disk Utility from the install disk, and choose to Repair Disk :)
  3. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    It sounds like there is a problem with you install disk. I think you will have to take it to the apple store or where ever you got the disk.
  4. pdechavez thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2007
    i went to best buy and asked an apple retail employee friend of mine and he tried a leopard disk and yet it still, it cant be the fact, i remember updating 10.4.11 but it didnt go i tried formatting...and this happened...any clue?
  5. Nikonesys macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2009
    Having the same problem.

    As I proceed with the reinstall of the original install disc it keeps on giving me errors after 60-90%. I couldn't for the life of me figure out what was going on but I just let it sit for awhile and redid a couple of hours later and it started working but it did the same thing again. I figure that it must be overheating. So I am doing the reinstall in front of a fan and it seems to be working pretty well. Oh to let you know the specs of my unit that I am updating: 2.16ghz, 2.0g ram, 320g hdd MacBook pro 15". Best of luck to you and hopefully to me too.

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