2009 iMac Core2duo 2.93 ghz Model Inoperative

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by aliensporebomb, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. aliensporebomb, Oct 23, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2013

    aliensporebomb macrumors 68000

    aliensporebomb

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    -Downloaded from app store.
    -Claims the hard drive on the machine has errors on it.
    -When going into disk utility I can verify the drive but not repair it (repair is grayed out).
    -CPU says to boot off of a install DVD.
    -When I try to do that, the superdrive spits the disc out.
    -I am using my install media because hers has been lost most likely.
    -I'd wager my install media is dual layered DVD and her superdrive is likely not.
    -Trying to bring my firewire array to her computer to try and boot off of it to do a disk repair but no luck.
    -Frustrating!

    Looks like my wife might not be getting Mavericks goodness from what I can see.

    But now how to go back to Mountain Lion? I keep getting the happy "install Mavericks" initial screen.
     
  2. Jared- macrumors newbie

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    Buy a new disk and pop it in, then clean install.
     
  3. aliensporebomb, Oct 23, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2013

    aliensporebomb thread starter macrumors 68000

    aliensporebomb

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    #3
    Update

    Did a repair permissions which did work and I was able to install it.

    But after I did a software install after the boot the thing is stuck at a gray screen at boot with a circular rotating icon in the center just a little more than halfway down.

    Further update: Zapping Pram and Resetting the SMC seems to have taken care of the issue. For now!
     

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