OSX Stuck on boot screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Xandan, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Xandan macrumors newbie

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    It''s currently stuck on the boot screen, I would like to reinstall OSX but the DVD is messed up and scratches the discs. Is it possible to install from a USB since I can't get passed the boot screen? Or is there a way to fix it at its current state and be able to re-install it then?
     
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  3. Xandan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No but looking at it now I've done all apart from ones involving the install disc for the above mentioned reasons.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You can buy external DVD drive and use that via USB. If you have warranty, let Apple deal with it
     
  5. Xandan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So you cant use a usb memory stick?
     
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    You need a working computer for that
     
  9. Xandan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way to format the usb stick on windows?
     
  10. Xandan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I now have the installation files on a usb stick from that tutotial but when i hold alt it only shows my hard drive
     
  11. AFitchguy07 macrumors newbie

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    Hello, i don't wanna hijack the OP's thread, but i'm trying to setup snow leo on a buddy's mac via my 8gb flash drive. I am testing it out on my mbp and i can't seem to get it to work correctly. this is what i've done twice:

    - Full erase flash with ext jour (and with case ext jour too)
    - set 1 partition with guid so it's bootable.
    - tested restore... successful.
    - selected dmg for source and usb for destination.

    It mounts just fine from within my osx on my mbp but when i try to test it out and boot from it it will not seem to boot. I get to boot options and select the flashdrive. It then goes to the white apple boot screen (w/o circle underneath it) then i have let it sit here for approx 20 mins. It shouldn't be more than a a minute or so from my experience on dvd installations. Am i missing something here?

    my mac specs: (6,2) i5 15"

    thanks a lot!
     

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