Yesterday I tried to reinstall Mac OS X on my iMac which had failed to start. As I was ill I actually didn’t get back to the computer until this morning.
Alas the install process was still on the progress bar, which I knew wasn’t quite right.
Well I tried again to reinstall Mac OS X on the iMac which failed again.
I then put the iMac into disk mode and using another Mac viewed the drive, and I could see the files and documents.
I actually wasn’t too concerned about loss of data, as most of my working files are in the cloud in Dropbox and OneDrive, whilst all my images are currently backed up to Amazon Drive, as well as physical storage.
I suspected there might be a few files that I only had a single copy of, so decided not to reformat the drive and install a fresh copy of OS X.
Still feeling ill, I turned it off and went back to bed to watch Netflix.