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  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    Kappy he has a Early 2012 Mac. No version of Snow Leoaprd wouldn't even boot on that system.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,430 points)

    The error did not occur until the very end. Wait until then.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    Right and that means the download completed but had no where to go, IE the drive.

    I'm at 28, no 27 min left.

    Kappy wrote:

     

    The error did not occur until the very end. Wait until then.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,430 points)

    Sorry about that. You're quite right.

     

    Repair the Hard Drive and Permissions - Lion/Mountain Lion

     

    Boot to the Recovery HD:

     

    Restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the COMMAND and R keys until the menu screen appears. Alternatively, restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the OPTION key until the boot manager screen appears. Select the Recovery HD and click on the downward pointing arrow button.

     

    Repair

     

    When the recovery menu appears select Disk Utility. After DU loads select your hard drive entry (mfgr.'s ID and drive size) from the the left side list.  In the DU status area you will see an entry for the S.M.A.R.T. status of the hard drive.  If it does not say "Verified" then the hard drive is failing or failed. (SMART status is not reported on external Firewire or USB drives.) If the drive is "Verified" then select your OS X volume from the list on the left (sub-entry below the drive entry,) click on the First Aid tab, then click on the Repair Disk button. If DU reports any errors that have been fixed, then re-run Repair Disk until no errors are reported. If no errors are reported then click on the Repair Permissions button. When the process is completed, then quit DU and return to the main menu. Select Restart from the Apple menu.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,430 points)

    That may be, but typically the problem starts with the server, therefore, may have nothing to do with the drive. However, I agree either is possible. Let's not forget you may be using different servers so you won't have a problem, regardless.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    "IF" the server was the ROOT problem the download would not even start let alone get to the very end and then fail.

     

    I'll know in 2 minutes. But it goes to reason that if the servers were down there would be more posts about it. It's not like the OP is the only one trying to download and install Lion or Mt Lion today. Or maybe he is the only person?????

     

    Download finished and system is rebooting.

  • perrytang Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My Reinstall via Internet Recovery HD just failed again, I'm now trying using my External Hard Disk.

     

    Just now before I started the Reinstall, I checked the status of my Internal Hard Disk and it says SMART: Verified. When I ran the repair, no errors came up and I get the green message saying 'This partition is ok' etc.

     

    Will update again in 45 minutes. Pointing to a failed hard disk it seems, expected better from a 11 month old Apple!

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    Time remaining is 36 minutes. Install started. It will take longer then that as it is on an external connected to a USB 2 port.

     

    Servers are Fine. The OPs Hard drive isn't. Whether it is just a corrupted install and he didn't wipe the Macintosh HD partition first or the drive itself is bad I don't know.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    perrytang wrote:

     

    Pointing to a failed hard disk it seems, expected better from a 11 month old Apple!

    So your system is 11 monthst old. It is then a Late 2011 model, even though you bought in early 2012. Come to think of it they never had a Early 2012 model. The 2012s came out Mid year so they are listed as Mid 2012 models.

     

    Yeah you would expect it to last longer then that. Apple Mac, Got to love them.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,430 points)

    Well, to be fair Apple doesn't make hard drives. They purchase hundreds of thousands of drives from drive manufacturers. Some will fail sooner than others. That's just a statistical phenomenon. Yours may be one of those. Apple really cannot do anything about that nor are they the responsible party. That would be the drive maker - most likely Western Digital.

  • perrytang Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yep you're correct late 2011 purchased on early 2012!

     

    Seems that I'm unfortunate to have suffered a failed hard disk so early, just booked into the Apple Store later on this week, hopefully they can do a simple replacement! :)

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    Yes since you are still within your one year warranty period. I suggest you buy Applecare for that system as any failures after the standard one year warranty are expensive. The Applecare extends it to 3 years. It also give you 3 years of phone support if you ever need it.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,430 points)

    I believe AppleCare only extends the warranty for an additional 2 years after the default one year warranty expires. Or, I may have just misunderstood your wording.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    Right it give you 3 years of coverage. My wording is correct. If you buy it just before your one year end it still give you 3 full years of coverage from Date of Purchase.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,430 points)

    Ahh, it was the missing "from Date of Purchase."