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I accidentally deleted my /bin folder. My computer is now permanently stuck at the Apple screen with an infinite spinning indicator.

I have:

  1. Inserted my Snow Leopard DVD
  2. Held down c - nothing
  3. Held down option - shows me Macintosh HD, but then hangs

I am not sure how I can just start fresh and install a clean build of Snow Leopard?

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Create a bootable flash with Mac OS X, then hold down options and load from that drive. Then just install a clean build as usual.

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