5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2009 6:54 PM by vee4kids
vee4kids Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Dont know what happened. I tried to install Snow Leopard. It said that it could not change the disc. I tried to Do disc repair and it could not be done now it wont start up on anything. its like system 10 is not even there.
  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)
    Hi vee4kids & welcome to discussions...

    Which version OS was installed before? Do you still have that DVD?
  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (15,205 points)
    vee4kids wrote:
    I tried to install Snow Leopard. It said that it could not change the disc.


    Could you be a bit more specific about what said what? There is no 'can't change disc' error message in the installer, so a more nearly accurate post of the message would help.

    I tried to Do disc repair and it could not be done now it wont start up on anything.


    Again, could you be more specific here? Why can't you do Disk Utility's "Repair Disk" step? Did you restart from the installer disk to do this, as Disk Utility tells you you must do if that option is greyed out?
  • donv (The Ghost) Level 5 Level 5 (4,600 points)
    vee4kids wrote:
    Dont know what happened. I tried to install Snow Leopard. It said that it could >not change the disc.

    Is this the essence of the message your revieved: 'Snow Leopard cannot be installed on Macintosh HD the disk cannot be used to start up your computer."
  • vee4kids Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Sorry about being so vague on what it said. i couldnt remember from memory.

    I had used the install disc that came with the computer when i did disc repair.

    Anyway, i have just taken it down the the Apple Store near us and hopefully they can sort it out.

    I did have the latest update from Leopard before trying to install SL.

    Thanks anyway.
  • vee4kids Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The Problem was with my hard drive. There was a fault and it has to be replaced.