Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2013 3:45 PM (in response to mflegend)
I just tried restarting again and the command option p r thing and this time it brought me to a dark grey background with a large white box with an X. It says "installing..." And has a long bar with diagnol blue and white stripes moving. It seems to be stuck here now. The fan is not running full speed anymore which I think might be good?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2013 4:30 PM (in response to mflegend)
Restarted it again with the p r command option brought me to the installing screen again and then said "there was an error installing please try agian" please any help is aporeciated, I have my files on an external hard drive but I need to be able to access my computer so I can continue applying to jobs/access my resume on the external hard drive and it is my only way to talk to my deployed husband besides email on my phone.
I also clicked repair disk in utilities and it says "the volume Mac os x base system appears to be OK" It will not bring me to the thing where I have the option to reinstall lion. I restarted and its yet again stuck on the grey screen with apple logo and spinning circle.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2013 5:28 PM (in response to mflegend)
I can't figure out how to delete this but i'd like to let anyone know who also had this problem... after the last comment I posted I did the restart with the command option p r buttons pressed and it did its chime thing the second time but i forgot to release my fingers from the keys and it did it a third time, i released and apparently thats what worked.... i hope no one else has to go through this problem but if you do I hope that helps.