Restore computer problems

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  1. PaulJoe4 macrumors newbie

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    Recently my computer froze, i turned it off, turned it back on, and just kept loading and loading and loading. I tried the command+S thing and the terminal kept saying it couldn't find root mount, errno 19... Or something like that. I took it to geek squad and they told me to try to restore it (command+R). So i took it home and did that. I tried installing mac os lion but it didnt give me any options to put it on. NOTES: I'm able to get to disk utility.
     
  2. gobigorange macrumors member

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    Which version of OS X did your MBP ship with? From your question, it seems that you don't have restore disks. If it shipped with Lion, then the CMD+R thing should work. If it shipped with Snow Leopard, it is possible for this to work with a firmware update (depends on the model). Which MBP do you have?

    Just in case you haven't looked at this yet:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4718
     
  3. PaulJoe4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. gobigorange macrumors member

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    If it came with Snow Leopard, then it should have restore disks. If you have those, I'd reinstall using the restore disks and then upgrade to Lion.

    If you happen to have a different Mac around, you may want to try to create a bootable USB to reinstall Lion.

    http://lifehacker.com/5823096/how-to-burn-your-own-lion-install-dvd-or-flash-drive

    By the way, when you looked at Disk Utility, does it still recognize the hard drive is there? Have you tried running the Apple Hardware Test?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1509
     

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