Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macgeek77, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. macgeek77 macrumors regular

    May 24, 2006
    My iMac does not seem to be able to boot from a CD. I have tried to start up from both a TechTool Pro disk and a Tiger OS disk. I know that there are multiple things that could be wrong with the TechTool disk (software needs to be updated, is the disk compatable, etc.). However, there is no excuse as to why the OS disk won't boot. When i restart with the disk, the computer does nothing for a while, then the grey apple sign with the "spinny" thing appears for a while, and then the grey apple goes away and a "non-smoking" sign appears. Whats going on here?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Strange. How are you booting from the CD? Is it the disc that came with the machine, a retail disc, or a disc that came with another machine? If you haven't tried it already, put the OS disc into the slot, select it in the Startup Disk pane of System Preferences and reboot. You may have more luck this way. :)

Share This Page