Snow Leopard Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stephenxiii, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. stephenxiii macrumors regular

    stephenxiii

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    #1
    Im having a few problems with my new instal of snow leopard

    1. When ever i shut my mac down and restart it says insert a bootable disk, i have to then restart again and hold down, the alt button and manualy select the macintosh hd
    2. Time machine is taking longer o backup, and icon on the menu bar is always grey and not black.
    3. system is running extremely slow

    hope you can help in someway
    Thanks
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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  3. stephenxiii thread starter macrumors regular

    stephenxiii

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    #3
    Upgrade, do you think i should back up and do a clean install
    if so how do i do this?
    sorry im a bit of a novice
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes. I think clean install should solve your problems.

    Boot from Snow Leopard install disc (hold down C while booting) -> Select Disk Utility from top bar -> Click your HD and select erase -> Erase it and install OS X -> Use migration assistant to get your files back to your HD
     
  5. stephenxiii thread starter macrumors regular

    stephenxiii

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    thanks for your help, 2 of my 3 problems have fixed
    the only other 1 is my time machine bac ups but i can live with that
     

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