Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 4:26 AM (in response to RachelFelix)
Rachel, Memtest should have written a log when you ran it. You may find it either directly in the root folder, Macintosh HD, or whatever you have renamed it (if it's there it should appear by itself), or in Console in Utilities, perhaps in ~/Library/Logs or in /Library/Logs. Can you paste that log here.
Also, can you take a screenshot, Cmd-Shift-4, of the entire bottom part of Activity Monitor>System Memory. Use the Camera icon above to post.
From System Profiler
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 6:46 AM (in response to WZZZ)
About this mac says I have 2x1GB and are both OK.
I've found a couple of GB on amazon but am a little unsure about them.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 3:03 PM (in response to RachelFelix)
This is an Intel Mac right? Check for Processor in About this Mac.
We have to check formatting and partitioning. First, select the Volume, the indented listing. Should be Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
Next, select the Drive, the topmost listing, go to the Partition tab. Should be GUID Partition Table
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 6:24 PM (in response to RachelFelix)
After hours of similar problem this is how I got my SNOW Leopard installed..
The Disk I was using was bought from Apple as an update disk. I used it awhile ago to install on my old macmini...
So this morning I created new USB boot stick.
The first thing I did was make a DMG of the DVD.
Then in Disk Utilities I did a "Scan image for restore
The first time an error came up and my Drive Genius 3 opened and scanned the file. It reported NO errors.
I then then did a "Scan Image for restore" this time it was successful.
I the then used this file as the source file when making the USB boot stick.
I did all of this on my old mini
as soon as I put the USB in the iMAC it open to 10.6. Open the installer file and all is working.
All OS software is up to date. Loading iLife11 now
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 1:19 PM (in response to RachelFelix)
Hadn't thought of this.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 2:38 PM (in response to WZZZ)
Si I zapped the PRAM, reset the SMC and still nothing. I started to do through creating a USB boot stick but have got a bit stuck. I'm a bit confused with the scan image for restore bit. When I scan image for restore, it looks like it's done it but nothing is on the external hard drive. Am I doing something wrong?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 4:13 PM (in response to RachelFelix)
Follow the link below to make a USB boot stick
First prepare your 10.6 DVD to a DMG (remember where you save it)
Second: In disk utlities under Image select "Scan Image For Restore"
best of luck
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 5:45 AM (in response to andyBall_uk)
good idea - and also the activity monitor screenshot shows user processes from rapport & intego, never mind system ones.
Thanks Andy, I was blind to those two. I bet that's it.They should both certainly be uninstalled. Might be causing all the trouble installing Snow, especially the Intego. Must get full uninstall directions from Intego.