Problem Installing Snow Leopard on MacBook: Installation doesn't finish

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kourousafama, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. kourousafama macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2009

    I just bought Snow Leopard today and I am trying to install it on my MacBook (with intel processor).
    I have inserted the dvd and tried to install it but there seems to be a problem as it is written: "Time remaining about 45 minutes" and this doesn't change.

    The dvd has been running for over 2 hours now and I don't know what to do nor what is going on? I understood installation with Snow Leopard should be faster.

    Is it normal that it takes so long to install the operating system (more than 2 hours)? It should just be an upgrade as I have Leopard already installed.

    I also have Windows Vista installed on a disk partition. Does that make any problem? It shouldn't as at the beginning of the installation I chose Macintosh HD.

    Can anyone help please?
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Probably time to start over. Nice thing with Snow Leopard, if you force it to stop, it'll pick up where it left off when you try again. Just hold the power button down to force the computer to shut off, then start it up again and start the install again. If it fails again, you may have a bad disk (in fact, check it before you try again to make sure it isn't dirty or scratched), bad hard drive, bad RAM, etc.

  3. kourousafama thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2009
    That's what I did. I was surprised to see that the installation picked up where it left and that everything was fine.


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