Reinstalling Mac OS X version 1.0 on MacBook

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  1. beez333 macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I've had my MacBook for about three years now and today everything froze except the mouse:confused:, I waited and nothing happened, so I turned it off. I turned it on a bit later and it came on with the white/gray screen nothing else. After awhile I decide to reinstall Mac OS X version 1.0. It gets up to install and half way through it fails. It shows 'There were errors installing the software.' and 'Please try installing again.'

    I'm seriously angry with trying to fix it. Help would be awesome.:D
    Thanks
     
  2. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Not sure what Mac OS X 1.0 is, but you could start by using the disk that came with your MacBook or your Snow Leopard disk (if you have one). You can the update from there.
     
  3. beez333 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep did that and it failed again, and again. Don't know what to do.
    I tried to reinstall again like it said and it got to 'Select Destination' and didn't have anything there, so I tried again it got to reinstall and failed half way through... again.

    Thanks anyways.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you get to the install drive selection screen and nothing is there, you probably have a dead or dying hard drive. You should replace it.
     
  5. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    Mac OSX 1.0 as in OSX 10.1? If so, thats for PPC only, not Intel.
     
  6. beez333 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't know really that's just what it has on the installation disc I got with the macbook
     
  7. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Is the disc scratched? Also, check your hard drive with the DVD's disc utility to make sure it's OK.
     
  8. beez333 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The disc is fine not one scratch. I've also checked the hard drive and it says
    it's fine.

    Thanks anyways.
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    How did you determine this? Based on the level of technical expertise you've demonstrated so far, I have my doubts you can draw this conclusion.
     
  10. beez333 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My bad I was half asleep I haven't actually checked the Hard drive and based on what I've read it does look like it may be the problem.

    Thanks
     
  11. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    So you said you'd checked it when in fact you had not? How do you expect us to help you when you lie to us about what you're doing? :rolleyes:
     

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