Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2012 4:58 AM (in response to tux-sa)
You have not read your MBP manual or Welcome to Lion PDF. Boot and hold down the command-r keys into the Lion Recovery disk.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2012 5:44 AM (in response to sig)
i have done this but it fails to connect to internet, my mini is
connected to my router via cable, i asume it wants to download
the instaler or is the instaler on the recovery hd ? here in africa it. would
take the whole day to download a image, is there no other way, our mac store,
said i have to take it in for them to reload, a dvd setup should have been given
when i bought the mac ?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2012 5:49 AM (in response to tux-sa)
a dvd setup should have been given
when i bought the mac ?
No, there isn't a DVD to reload. It is all done over the internet.
Why are you trying to reload it? There is usually no reason to do so on a Mac.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2012 9:31 AM (in response to Barney-15E)
My mac mini feels a bit slower than when i got it , i have about 250 gig free so it can not be that,
I recently updated the mini to 8gig ram and it should be quicker, it was starting to get slow before the ram upgraded, i have tried ccleaner to clean some stuff but it is still not what it use to be when i first booted up and my itunes does not want to update even with the software update tool and keeps showing there is a new version for itunes but it will not download it.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2012 12:08 PM (in response to tux-sa)
Most of those cleaner programs are useless unless you have a specific problem that warrants their use.
Clearing Caches will slow the computer down for the short term as the caches are used to speed it up. Until they get rebuilt, you'll see slowness.
There aren't any useful Mac "maintenance" programs. Some of them can be useful for specific problems, but shouldn't be used periodically, "just in case."
Is there anything in the Activity Monitor that is using a lot of cpu%
Third-party programs that are incompatible might be trying to do something they can't. Check for updates if you find any.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2012 12:43 PM (in response to Barney-15E)
most of the stuff i have read so far say i need to boot into recovery, format the hdd and then click on re install osx lion, does this really work over the net or should i rather wait for mountain lion and get a disk from the app store.
thank you for all your help so far, one can not say that a certain MS OS would help me as much as you did
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2012 1:12 PM (in response to tux-sa)
Since your machine came preinstalled with Lion, have you tried booting with Option-Command-R keys? That should get you into internet recovery (result is about the same as Command-R, but the process is somehwat different). Here is some info on it:
(And, FWIW, Apple has moved to download delivery of the OS and apps, so you will need to make your own backups in the future)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2012 1:22 PM (in response to babowa)
Thank you for your help,
I have tried this but i get a -4403D error when it starts up with the internet recovery logo
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2012 7:04 PM (in response to tux-sa)
That means your service provider is blocking the ports necessary for it to contact Apple's servers. Can you connect on a different network somewhere?