Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

Reinstalling Mac OS X version 1.0 on MacBook

beez333

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 8, 2010
5
0
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
 

LPZ

macrumors 65816
Jul 11, 2006
1,221
1
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

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.
 
Comment

beez333

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 8, 2010
5
0
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.

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.
 
Comment

Cougarcat

macrumors 604
Sep 19, 2003
7,766
2,552
Is the disc scratched? Also, check your hard drive with the DVD's disc utility to make sure it's OK.
 
Comment

beez333

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 8, 2010
5
0
Is the disc scratched? Also, check your hard drive with the DVD's disc utility to make sure it's OK.

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

Thanks anyways.
 
Comment

beez333

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 8, 2010
5
0
The disc is fine not one scratch. I've also checked the hard drive and it says
it's fine.

Thanks anyways.

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
 
Comment

andalusia

macrumors 68030
Apr 10, 2009
2,945
6
Manchester, UK
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

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:
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.