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Can't install Snow Leopard and now my HD is blocked

by marcox2 / September 30, 2009 10:02 PM PDT

I tried to install Snow Leopard and at some point the installation reported an error. After several tries It says my HD needs Registry Activation in order to continue.
I go to Disk Utility and the volume apears, I try to verify and reports error. Then to Repair and error again.
I think I need to Activate Registry, but i can't through the Disk Utility, and via Console can't find the right code.
It's formated Mac Os Plus, and says there're no activated propietaries. I have lots of information and I'd like to g back and unrun the install process, but don't know how to proceed.
Please advice or refer to some other related problem in the forum.
I can give more data if necessary.

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Try formatting that drive
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 3:21 AM PDT

again and see if you have any success.

I assume you have all your data backed up in a safe place


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Re: Can't install Snow leopard and now HD is blocked
by teacee90 / October 2, 2009 10:05 AM PDT

If Apple leopard was your previous OS and you have the Leopard install disk try doing an archive install it will only install the OS, without writing over your applications and other data.

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by marcox2 / October 3, 2009 10:35 PM PDT

Well, I couldn't fix it and had to reinstall everything. Some times it is worth it to go deep into the shadows of computing, but this time I had to give up, as it was even hard to explain the problem.
Thank you anyway, it's great there's always people willing to help

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