OS X :: Snow Leopard Cannot Install - How To Reinstall

Nov 18, 2010

Long story short, wanted to reinstall the OS cos it was acting up, performance-wise. SuperDrive hasn't functioned in years, so that's a no. Remote Install via PC doesn't work, this feature is limited to MacBook Airs. And finally, an external DVD drive didn't do the job, cos even after starting install - once it reboots, something in the OS tells it not to read from the external. Hours were put into these attempts!

Is there any other possible way to reinstall Snow Leopard?

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Intel Mac :: Trying To Reinstall Snow Leopard But It Won't Install

Apr 7, 2012

how do i make this install work

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OS X :: Cannot Reinstall The Snow Leopard Nor Install Windows With Boot Camp

Feb 13, 2010

I've been having big problems trying to solve my problem. I've checked all the posts related, tried all the solutions and still I didn't get anything, so I'm sharing my problem and hope for someone to have the solution.

I installed Windows XP with BootCamp and it was working fine.
But then the HD space of the windows partition was too small and I needed more space. So what I did was erase the partition with the Disc Utility.

But before that I wanted to test the Parallels to see if the windows 7 would work fine with it. It installed easily but I didn't like the performance of it, so I just erased it with the AppCleaner. Then I erased the BootCamp partition with Disc Utility.

But when I tried to use the Boot Camp Assistant again, it only gave me the message: "The Disk Cannot Be Partitioned Because Some Files Cannot Be Moved"I've checked the forums and it was said that probably if I use iDefrag, it would solve my problem.Once I did it, I still got the same message.Then I decided to repair the dic, so I did the verification and clicked on Repair Disc Permitions and I've got this message:
-The file SUID "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" was modified and cannot be repaired.

Then I decided to reboot the whole system inserting the installation disc and pressing the C button, but all I get is a white screen and no response. And sometimes the Macbook not even start properly (also having only the white screen and no response), so I need to press the Option button till the Mac HD icon appears and I can access the computer.

And now I really without any option and I wanted to install the windows.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Failed To Install / Graphics Card Failed / System Crashed Had To Reinstall?

Oct 1, 2010

So I have a macbook pro old model.Recent Problems:graphics card failedsystem crashed had to reinstall system crashed again and would be stuck on apple logo
now after i reinstalled SL after the stuck on logo problem my mac was fine.3 weeks later which is now it started to lag,slow,unresponsive.So i tried repairing disk utility and FAILED then i tried reinstalling osx FAILEDthen i had to delete my whole harddrive :*( and reformated the harddrive.FAILED AGAIN.calling apple is a no because i already called alot before so now they want to charge.So did i reformat wrong? something?

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OS X :: Reinstall 10.5 Leopard Over Upgraded MBP Snow Leopard?

Oct 31, 2009

I am having way too many problems with Snow Leopard... I lost communications with two printers in my office, lost emails, and just having way too many things to fix (should have waited). Can I reinstall OSX 10.5 (that came with my MBP 15)? I still have the original disks that came with the MBP.

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OS X :: Will Snow Leopard Reinstall All Applications

Aug 21, 2009

I was just wondering if when I install Snow Leopard if it will remove all the Leopard applications and replace them with Snow Leopard-formatted applications, or if it will just edit the applications to work with Snow Leopard. Photo Booth is broken on my computer and I don't want to Archive and Install unless it's the absolute last resort.

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OS X :: Time To Reinstall Snow Leopard

Jul 31, 2010

Got a kernel panic. I believe it be caused by a small piece of software that powers some touch screen technology that my company works with - software I was testing with my MacBook. As with Audacity though, sadly, some apps just don't translate well over to Mac. The uninstaller won't work. Also, my drive is seeking way too much, and I've got a lot of clutter. This image on my 17" is actually a holdover from my 13" over a year ago. Kudos to Apple for the seamless transition, but I think it's time for a clean slate.

Here's my challenge.
I'm not worried about the apps. I've got a tally of what I need and I can go get them again pretty easily. I'm also not worried about custom configurations - the dock was easy to tweak as was some of the settings. What I need to make sure I grab is the files that are not system files. Instead of restoring from Time Machine, I plan to reinstall the OS completely fresh, then install the latest versions of the apps, then copy back over my files. According to what I've read on Migration Assistant (and I did MRoogle it first), there is not an easy way to selectively pick and choose files that I want to migrate. Is that accurate?

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Software :: How To Reinstall Snow Leopard?

Jan 25, 2010

It looks like I'm going to have to reinstall OS X on my laptop because it's just generally unstable. I just have a question about the upgrade disk that I bought for $30 from apple.

On Windows 7, if you purchase the upgrade disk, it even allows you to reinstall a fresh copy of windows as long as your able to present a vista disk and show that you own a copy. Is that the same for Snow leopard? Or do I have to reinstall OS X Leopard and then proceed to upgrade?

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Mac Pro :: Any Way To Reinstall Lion OS X Without Snow Leopard?

Apr 6, 2012

If for any reason I need to re-install Lion OSX, would I need to install Snow Leapord first and then upgrade to Lion?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Reinstall Windows - Upgrade To Snow Leopard?

Sep 5, 2009

I have Windows XP on my Mac now. I am about to upgrade to SL right now. Isn't there a new version of Boot Camp on there?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Killed My IMac And Won't Reinstall

Oct 6, 2009

After my intel iMac froze when running Snow Leopard, I was forced to restart it, and it turned out the HD was corrupted. But after erasing it and performing repair disk, everything is now ok. But since the failure it refuses to reinstall usually giving the message "an error occured when intalling Mac OS X"

For the last few, very frustrating days, I've tried everything I have read on the net: resetting PRAM, checking the HD is set as GUID, erasing and repairing the HD numeous times, performing hardware tests. Even slaughtering farm yard animals. Basically everything. And still it won't install.

I really am at my wits end, and to make matters worse, the genius bar here in Tokyo is so busy I can't get a reservation til Friday evening.

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OS X :: Moving To Snow Leopard - Reinstall All Software Again?

Jun 15, 2010

If I move from leopard to snow leopard, do I have to re-install all software again? What happens with the files in the hard drive?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Why Can't I Reinstall Adobe CS In IMac

Feb 5, 2012

I have 2 iMac G5's both running Snow Leopard 10.6.8.Suddenly one decided that it woud not allow Photoshop 9 (CS1) to work so I tried to reinstall. It seems to reinstall but will still not save files. Tried to reinstall  Photoshop CS2, and the whole CS2 suite and the discs will not load at all. I have tested the disc in the other iMac and it's fine. I have tried all the obvious repair routes - disc utility, restarting from the system CD, creating a new user, software updates, but still cannot get any of teh Adobe sofatware to reinstall properly.

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Mac Pro :: How To Open DVD/CD Drawer To Reinstall Snow Leopard

Feb 14, 2012

How do you open DVD/CD drawer to reinstall Snow Leopard from disc after installing new hard drive? Note: Mac Pro won't start up

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Reinstall Software On Later Firmware?

Apr 5, 2012

I currently have snow leopard 10.6.8 and have installed all the latest software AND FIRMWARE. Would I be able to revert back to snow leopard 10.6.7? (will there be any problems with the already installed firmware designed for 10.6.8)

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Reinstall Lexmark Driver

Apr 6, 2012

I need help to reinstall the software for my Lexmark Z615 printer.  Due to other problems on the MacBook, I had to wipe the hard drive and start over.  When I did, I could not find the CD-ROM with the software for the printer.  I am still looking for it.   I then went to the Lexmark website and downloaded the "Lexmark Utility Web Installer.dmg" for the Z600 series.   I opened that file and activated the "Z600 Series Utility."  That led me to a window that asked for the "printer software."  I looked at the list of "printer software" offered by the utility, and none of them was for the Z615.  I chose another one more or less at random and tried to print with it.  Of course, the printer did not operate.  I have gone into "printer setup," and here is where I am:

I am at the limit of what I know about setting up printers.  Does anyone have any advice for what I should do next to get the printer to operate? 

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 4 gig RAM

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Reinstall System Fonts

Apr 19, 2012

Trouble with fonts from the "Get Go". Now fonts are disappearing in my Adobe CS5 font lists while I'm working. Noticed in my System Fonts folder some fonts I had not noticed before. Is there any way to reinstall my system fonts without reinstalling the entire system. Also all the fonts  in my system folder seem to be Windows True Type fonts. Is this correct?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2 x 2.93 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon 64GB

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QuickTime :: Reinstall From The Initial Snow Leopard Dvd?

Apr 30, 2012

I have read the forums about how to reinstall from the initial snow leopard dvd, but my dvd is back home at the moment. Is there any other way to reinstall? I am in dire need of the free screen capture functions for a school project.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 4GB

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Reinstall Without Erasing Any Data

Jun 19, 2012

I have a mac running snow lepoard and want to reinstall the operarting sytem without erasing any data

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Snow Leopard Install Disk Works In IMac But Not In MacBook Pro?

Mar 31, 2012

I have a Snow Leopard Install Disk for the 13-inch Macbook Pro model.I also have a 21-inch iMac. I have OS X Lion installed on both. I have Snow Leopard installed as a partition on my Macbook Pro, which I installed via the install disk. I want to do the same thing for my iMac but I am unable due to (seemingly) my install disk is for a Macbook Pro and not for an iMac.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Reinstall Snow Leopard From Time Machine Backup Possible

Dec 30, 2010

I just got a new 1tb sata 2.5in and I want to install it, but I do not have my snow leopard disk. If I use a leapord disk will it reinstall snow leapord from my time machine backup or do I need to find my snowleapord disk?

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MacBook Pro :: Reinstall Snow Leopard Without Removing Bootcamp?

Dec 4, 2009

The title says it all but is there a way to do this? is it as simple as just reinstalling on the partition?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Clean ReInstall Without Losing Windows

Jul 26, 2010

Due to certain problems with Logic Pro 8 I've got to do a clean re-install of Snow Leopard. But there is a problem: bootcamp partition. It was created with Snow Leopard to install Windows 7. Can I possibly do a clean install of Snow Leopard without losing Windows OS? Formatting only the Mac partition will do the trick? I ask you people because I've found various information on the web, although most threads concerned migration mac system as well

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Networked Printers Disappeared - Cannot Reinstall

May 9, 2012

I updated with show leopard and my networked printers have disappeared. I tried to reinstall but nothing did!

Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Mail 4.5 Folders Are Empty After 10.6.8 Reinstall?

May 26, 2012

I've been obliged to reinstall ALL my data.On a brand new hard drive, I did a clean DVD install of 10.6.5, and then a clean Software Update install of 10.6.8, in my MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo, with 4 MB of RAM.I have NOT been able to rely upon my Time Machine backups (long story).Instead, I've been obliged to do a raw copy of all my data from an external hard drive.Everything seems to be back where it was except Mail 4.5.Mail launches fine, it can see all my accounts, it can pull down new mail, and I can see all my Mail folders, as evidenced by this screen grab:The problem is that ALL my Mail folders (Inbox, Drafts, Sent, Trash, Junk, etc) appear to be empty. 

So, for example, the Mail folder called 'Newspapers' shows that it has 20,418 unread messages within it.However, when I click on the 'Newspapers' folder, I can't see ANY messages, either read or unread.Instead, I just get a blank white screen.All my Mail accounts are running on standard POP configs. No IMAP complexities, or anything like that. I've installed EXACT copies of these three folders, all of which worked fine before I was forced to reinstall all my data:


Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. 4 GB RAM

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Software Update After Snow Leopard Clean Install

Jul 3, 2012

Today I performed a clean install of Snow Leopard on my late 2009 Mac Mini. After completing the installation, I began running software update to bring everything up-to-date.While software update did find and install a number of updates (10.6.8v1.1 Combo update, Security Update 2012-002, Apple Software Installer Update, iLife Support 9.0.4, Remote Desktop Client Update 3.5.3, Airport Utility, Java, Safari) it did not find an update for iTunes (which starts at version 9.x, I believe, in a SL clean install).I assumed that this was some sort of random glitch and manually downloaded and installed iTunes 10.6.3.After that, I re-installed iLife '11 (from a retail DVD, not the App Store).When I ran Software Update again, it found updates for Garage Band, iDVD, and iWeb, but it did not show the updates for iPhoto and iMovie.I found this to be unnerving, as I performed a clean install when I first obtained this Mini a few months ago and didn't experience any of these problems - all of my Apple software updated automatically through Software Update without a hitch.

I began researching this problem online and found that other people have been experiencing this same problem (or some variation of it), and it seems like it began appearing around the time Apple updated some of its security certificates in March.In particular, I've found several references to the missing iPhoto update.This one is especially noticeable because an iPhoto library created in iPhoto 9.2.3 will not open in iPhoto 9.0, and this generates an error upon opening the program (i.e., a user backs up their iPhoto library created in 9.2.3, performs a SL clean install, reinstalls iLife, goes through the Software Update process until it shows that no more updates are available, and are shocked to find that they are unable to open their backed up iPhoto library because they have an out of date version of iPhoto).The most common (and admittedly logical) solution proposed in the threads I've read is to download any necessary updates directly from the Apple website. However, I am curious as to why this previously functional feature now appears to be broken.Has anyone else been struggling with this?  Does it indeed have something to do with the new security certificates? Is Apple aware of the problem?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Safari And Firefox Crashing After Clean Reinstall Of Snow Leopard

Nov 26, 2009

I loved the speed improvements Snow Leopard gave to my computer, but I knew that I would have to do a clean install sooner or later. Now, Safari and Firefox are crashing frequently (multiple times a day!) and everything is slowing down again. I'm hoping a reinstall of the operating system will fix that. However, I used up all 5 installs on my Family Pack. Can I reinstall Snow Leopard with that disc, even though all 5 installs have been used? Do I need to buy another copy? Can the Genius Bar do the clean reinstall for me while my computer is there for other repairs?

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Windows On Mac :: Won't Reinstall Snow Leopard Without Removing Bootcamp Partition

Feb 14, 2010

I want to make a clean reinstall of snow leopard without removing my bootcamp partition. Is it possible to do that and to continue using windows after the reinstall?

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OS X :: How To Reinstall Mac Snow Leopard Back On My Full Windows Macbook

Jul 24, 2010

i created a bootcamp partition and tried to install vista on my macbook

wen i go da parition selection screen i deleted all da paritions and installed a sole vista now my magicmouse is not working and how can i revert back to macntosh

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Can Macbookpro Completely Wipe And Reinstall With Installation CD

Feb 3, 2012

if you have a full backup, then you can macbook pro completely wipe and reinstall with the installation CD ofsnow leopard with nothing to lose?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), macbook pro from 2006 with intel

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