By doing this reinstallation thing, does it delete anything at all?
No - just replaces the system - that's why I suggest it rather than a 'clean' install (reformatting your hard drive and making a 'clean' start of it).
Since you don't have a backup, it's the last thing to try...
Okay thankyou very much I'll go do it now
Okay so on the disk it said press d on startup for a hardware test... Waiting for results then ill do the reinstallation
No problems detected...hmm how do I run that disk? Pressing option didnt work
Put the Snow Leopard installation disc into the optical bay and either hold down the c key when starting up, or startup holding down the option key and you should be given two choices to boot from - your "Macintosh HD" or the optical disc.
When i hold it down i only get the option of booting Macintosh HD thing...
Omg stupid me!! I was trying to use the application install disk!!! LOL, brb i'll use the right one this time
...47 minutes of installing to go :(
I'm just curious, sorry :p but on the installation window it says "Installing Mac OS X on the disk "Macintosh HD"
Doesn't this mean anything inside of Macintosh HD gets deleted and replaced by fresh files. And wouldn't that mean all my files would get deleted? Thanks!
Nope - your files and all user data will remain intact - you'll just have to use Software Update to bring your system back up to date...
...another 40 minutes or so?
18 minutes now :) thank you sooo much. People on my tekit server must be so. Mad it's been off for so long XD ill tell all of them how much help you have given me. THANKS :D
No problem - let's just hope that this will fix everything!
Oh noo all I can see is my background and dock with no folders or top apple bar and i clicked system preferences now its frozen :(
It appears finder has been deleted ;(
Retrieving data ...