Need MBP Reinstall OSX Help

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

  1. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2007
    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

    Feb 7, 2009
  3. capitanbuzo thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2007
    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


    Apr 7, 2009
    Incorrect; the grey install disks are machine specific.
  5. capitanbuzo thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2007
    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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