5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2014 8:03 AM by RennieX
Akaryu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I recently got my Macbook Pro OS X Lion to freeze during startup at Apple Logo after i force shut down it because it got froze and force quit doesn't work at all. After trying all ways to fix the freeze start up,it doesn't work and i have to use internet recovery to acess disk utility but when im trying to reinstal my Mac OS X Lion, i can't because a newer version is installed.

 

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So i finally decided to use disk utility to restore first my Macintosh HD data to my external hard drive and then i planning to erase the Macintoch HD, and then try to reinstal the Mac OS X Lion again so that i won't lose my data.

 

So am i doing it wrong? or did i miss something?


MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • Akaryu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Guys, i tried to backup my macintosh HD but its FAILED, cannot restore, Input/Output Error!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! , i try to backup my data but its always failed Input/Output Error, so please anyone could help,

     

     

    How could i reinstal my Lion if it doesn't allow me because a newer version is installed? Should i get the reinstall it using latest ( Mavericks) ?  im so frustrated here, its been more than 1 week already im trying to solve this after searching the same problem and try to find solutions.

     

     

    The only thing i haven't try is backup the data to another Mac using firewire (which i need to buy the firewire first).and backup the data using single mode user which using the commands that im not really familiar to it.

     

     

    SO please, help me, how could i reinstall my Lion since the newer version is installed? i guess this is the safest way for me not to lose any data. Thanks for your help.

  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (33,860 points)

    Early 2011 MBPs came with Snow Leopard disks.  Have you tried to install a new OSX using those?

     

    Ciao.

  • Akaryu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Nop, it didn't come with Snow Leopard Disk, its a Lion. and as you can see from the picture, it shows that i can't reinstal Lion since i got the latest version installed, which is Mavericks. Then how?

  • Akaryu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Please anyone could help me? i really need my data... i got project that haven't backup.

     

    how could i reinstall my Lion since the newer version is installed? i guess this is the safest way for me not to lose any data.

  • RennieX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had similar issues. My solution:

     

    Fireware/lightening cables are expensive. Buy usb-hdd cable from amazon or somewhere else, cost in the region of $20, plug in your hdd and a usb slot on another machine, then you can access all your files there.

     

    Then format your hd, do an internet reinstall, hold on cmd+option+R key, then you can install Mavericks.