Need major help about re-installation of OS X

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Edwardz, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. Edwardz macrumors regular

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    I attempted to re-install my OS X tonight, and I tried to archive one first. It gave me an error when I was doing all of my iLife apps and what not, and told me to try installing again. So I did, and I did again and again and again. Same thing. I then tried to do an uninstall and reinstall, I got the same message right when it was about to finish the garage band demos yet again.
    I have a MBP 2.4 GHZ that cannot even be used at the moment, and it's a scary concept to think about. Please shed some light...
     
  2. Edwardz thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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  4. kolax macrumors G3

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    If you have an Apple Store nearby, they have a section within it called the "Genius Bar". Where, pretty much, a genius will try and help you with your problems.
     
  5. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Two problems with the name "genius bar". 1) They give genius status to anyone that can say "We found nothing wrong with it." 2) When I go to a bar, there are generally drinks involved. :)

    With all that said, it's still probably your best hope. Sad I know, but that's why we buy macs. :p
     
  6. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a

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    Or...completely reformat and reinstall. You have backed up, haven't you?
     
  7. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Bad idea. It sounds like he's got a hardware problem, which is why the install failed. That's why I'm trying to find out why he attempted the reinstall before giving him any further advice.
     

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