MacBook Pro os x reboot problem

  Sambob85 20:33 08 Oct 2015

I just bought a fully functioning, late 2008 Mac book pro off a friend. I wanted to perform a factory reset and so I followed a you tube video and went ahead. I held cmd and S whilst restarting, entered a couple of codes and rebooted. When it rebooted it played the space themed welcome video, then I chose the language ect, connected to wifi, Apple ID and finally created a user account with password. When I press continue, I wait a few seconds, the screen turns grey for a moment and then returns to the beginning of the set up where it asks for the language selection. The MacBook is now stuck in a seemingly never ending loop. Please can someone advise what to do next. Thanks

  Macworld 12:45 12 Oct 2015

Do you have the original discs that came with the machine? Do you know what version of Mac OS X it is running? Does it get a mention in the start up, I am trying to remember which OS had the space theme at start up... It's going back a long way!

When you said you entered a couple of codes, where did you get these codes?

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