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235 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 13, 2012 12:08 PM by Neville Hillyer RSS
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Jul 13, 2012 5:51 AM

My Mac needs reformatting, it become very slow! I have everything backed up!

I have the installer disc OSX 10.5.8 but my mac says it cant read the disks! What can I do now?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)
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    Jul 13, 2012 10:46 AM (in response to SCOTT1E76)

    Hello,

     

    Which Disks or Discs can't it read, the Hard Drive, or the Install Discs?

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Jul 13, 2012 12:08 PM (in response to SCOTT1E76)
    1. Insert installer DVD
    2. Restart Mac holding C key
    3. Proceed with install until you see a menu bar at the top
    4. Select Disk Utilities from menu
    5. Erase disk
    6. Optionally partition to make 2 volumes - I always do this
    7. Install new OS on one volume
    8. Optionally don't import anything during install process to avoid reintroducing bugs
    9. After install optionally put a bootable clone of your earlier OS on the other volume

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