Need MBP Reinstall OSX Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by capitanbuzo, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    Alright, I am planing on selling my MBP. I needed to erase everything and reinstall OS X. I reformatted the drive, everything went ok. It started to install 10.5 but part way through the install, it froze at a time. I let it sit for about an hour. No change. Trying to click any of the menu icons at the top resulted in beach balling. I then, after reading advice, hard shut off the machine and rebooted to retry the install. Now, I just get a folder with a question mark and, when pressing "c" to have it boot from disk, it reads it, then ejects it. I need help to fix the problem. This is on a Macbook Pro Late 2007 edition. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. DivineEvil macrumors regular

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  3. capitanbuzo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    All install disks are the same, correct? I have a Mac Pro 10.5 install disk, a Macbook that is either 10.4 or 10.5, and another Macbook that is 10.6.
     
  4. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

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    Incorrect; the grey install disks are machine specific.
     
  5. capitanbuzo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So, if the disk is damaged (which it shouldn't be as this is the first time I have ever pulled it out of the case), would getting a new disk be the next option? When I was reinstalling, I skipped check disk so I do not k ow if that has anything to do with it.
     

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