Snow Leopard repeatedly fails to install on Macbook (early 2008)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wdctennis, May 18, 2010.

  1. wdctennis macrumors newbie

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    I am having an issue installing Snow Leopard on my computer. Every time I start the installation process, the process makes it to the first restart, and then crashes. I am running Mac OS X 10.5.8 and using a early 2008 Macbook. I have tried verifying the disk, but Disk Utility says the disk is fine with no issues. The hard drive was recently replaced so I doubt that their is a problem there...does anyone have any advice on how I should install Snow Leopard? The disc was also used on a friends computer to upgrade their Mac so I don't believe the disk itself is defective. Thanks!
     
  2. calderone macrumors 68040

    calderone

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    How does it "crash" exactly?

    Also, you say this disc was used to upgrade your friends Mac, is it a full retail version of Snow Leopard or a drop-in disc?
     
  3. wdctennis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is a retail disc. The installation crashes and says it is unable to complete the installation process. A log of the installation is shown after it crashes.
     
  4. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Post the log... also if the license has already been used to install on your friends is this a single license or multiple use license?
     

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