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Up a creek without a paddle...

Discussion in 'Apple Software' started by GSWAudio, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. GSWAudio

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 1, 2012

    Posts: 319

    Just looking for some advice for my current situation that arose out of my impatience. For a month I've been meaning to reinstall MacOS on my 4 year old Macbook Air with High Sierra - I noticed a very noticeable slow down when going to Mojave. I didn't have a USB stick so decided to use a micro SD card in an adaptor for my install drive! I know! Well I format my disk and start the install, I get an 'Your Mac had to restart due to an error message' which I assume is because there's something wrong with the SD card. I haven't had one problem with the computer before.

    My problem is my only Mac is blank and I my boot device is broken. I have a PC. How can I get my Mac back online? I live in central London, do the Apple stores still sell USB boot drives? I can't find them on their website. Preferably, I would use my PC to create a boot drive. It seems getting hold of the OS is not possible unless I use someone else's link (no thank you!).

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. chroniclard

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 15,648

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Can you not boot into the boot menu thing and reinstall over the net? Thats how I reinstall my macbook.
     
  3. PiKe

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 24,432

    Location: Lake District

    Boot the mac with command + r to start internet recovery.
     
  4. GSWAudio

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 1, 2012

    Posts: 319

    Thank you both. I knew there would be a way!