2011 iMac Won't Restore

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  1. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

    PsstGreek

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    #1
    I'd like to restore by iMac back to factory but for some reason it just refuses to do so. When I restart it or boot it up and get to the recovery option, the crash log pops up and gives an error.

    Any help on this would be awesome.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Try bypassing normal recovery and go to Internet recovery by holding command-option-r at boot. Once you select your wifi you will see a spinning globe while the recovery utility downloads. Then you will see the recovery screen. From there use Disk Util to erase the entire disk then click reinstall OS X at the top.
     
  3. jdphoto macrumors 6502

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    Also you could make a Yosemite USB install stick and boot from it (then format the drive and reinstall).
     
  4. PsstGreek thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Tried it the way you suggested and it gave me a "-1005F" error.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I think that is a network issue. Look on this page down at the section about supported configurations for recovery.

    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT4718
     

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