Problem using Archive and Install

Discussion in 'macOS' started by atherishadow, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. atherishadow macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2009
    I am attempting to use Archive and Install to repair my MacBook's OSX. It finished the DVD check and began installing, only to stop with an error saying some files could not be installed. I am making a second attempt, but if this does not work, should I contact Apple? I'm afraid the drive might be failing and there are important school documents I need to try and retrieve.

  2. RoninXI macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2006
    Vermilion, Ohio
    Personally, I would stop right now and either hook it up to another computer in target disk mode backing up atleast your user folder and apps or contacting Apple and getting them to do it for you so you don't lose the files. If you are out of warranty you can buy another HDD and put it in yourself (it is quite easy) you could then get SATA to USB cord and copy it over (a lot of electronics stores have them, I think I got mine from BestBuy) and then the one you are worried about you can use as a backup harddrive.
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Yes, backup immediately.

    After that, the first question I'd have for you is why you thought OSX needed to be repaired.

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