Cannot re-install osx on Imac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by orchidchi, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. orchidchi macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    I have a iMac I bought mid 07, and I got bootcamp to install windows. So my windows os crashes, I go to re-install the windows and it deletes my mac osx. So I try to reboot the computer with the original max osx install discs that came with the computer, as I reboot I see the install cd icon and click it, and it starts loading the cd. And Keeps Loading, doesnt do much else. Can anyone help? :confused:
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    How long did you leave it? It takes considerably longer to boot from the restore disk than from the hard drive.
     
  3. orchidchi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I left it on for about an hour & a half, and still nothing happend :\ Should I try longer?
     
  4. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    completely repartition and reformat the hard drive using disk utility then do it
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    No, by "considerably longer" I meant more like 10 minutes.

    Try rebooting the computer while holding command+option+P+R until you hear the startup sound a second time. Then try to boot to the restore DVD again.

    That would be handy if the OP could boot to a disk at all. Reading comprehension...
     
  6. orchidchi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ^Thanks I will try that right now, I'll post up what happens. Thanks much for the help
     

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