After it loaded won't complete

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Samuelpm04, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Samuelpm04 macrumors newbie

    Samuelpm04

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    #1
    Hello,
    So I have a 21.5 in. LED-backlit display iMac that I earesed my built in hard disk for. It was kinda stupid my friend told me to do that so I could get back a zip but being tired and all without thinking I did it and his prank worked perfectly, but anyway. It's progress bar is full and it doesn't do anything when I restart it, and when it does work and I use the option-command-R thing it doesn't work to reinstall MacOS from the utility's window.
    I kinda upset and I think it's missing some kind of files, please help.

    Sam.
     
  2. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 6502a

    nambuccaheadsau

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    #2
    Depends on the operating system.

    And it is Command + R to access Recovery Mode. Hiss your friend off.
     
  3. Samuelpm04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, thank you for the tip, I'm a real big noob with macs so how would I check the operating system?
     
  4. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 6502a

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    Just download via Recovery and install. Recovery takes a l-o-n-g time so be prepared to leave it overnight.
     
  5. Samuelpm04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, thank you I'll try this!
     
  6. Samuelpm04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, the progress bar has been full for 4 days since I've restarted, is this normal?
     

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