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Chapter 35. Recovering from Crashes and ... > Reinstalling System Software

Reinstalling System Software

Why do you want to reinstall system software? Perhaps your Mac is unstable, no matter what you do, and all your efforts to clean things up have failed.

There is a drastic method to fix everything, but it's not something you would do normally, and that's to run your Mac Restore CD (or CDs, because some models come with several). When you do that, however, you might lose all your custom program settings, and (if you opt for the Erase Disk option), all the files you created on your Mac. What's more, if you have updated your Mac Operating System, all that will be lost as well. So I mention it here as an option, but only as a last resort.


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