Can't boot up from a CD or DVD

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by spoonrest, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'm running 10.5 on a PPC G5. I can't boot up from a CD or DVD. Programs can't be closed 50% of the time and sometimes can't open. Disk Utility just keeps going without any result. I tried everything, including getting rid of finder preferences. Evidently the hard drive can't be mounted. Can't even erase the hard drive to reinstall. Any suggestions? Help! :(
     
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    adcx64

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    What specific computer are you using? A PowerMac or an iMac?
     
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    Nameci

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    Yes, exact specifications of the machine could make a long way in the discussion.
     
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    Intell

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    At first I'd say the hard drive is dying. But because it can't boot from an optical disc and you have a G5, I now think you have a hardware problem.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Model Name: iMac G5
    Model Identifier: PowerMac8,2
    Processor Name: PowerPC G5 (3.1)
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 5.2.5f1
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank, everyone. Just ordered a new iMac. Couldn't take any chances.
     

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