cant access osx/diskutility after format

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by malimrav, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. malimrav macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2011
    Hi all,

    I formated my new imac i5 27" and now I cant do anything.
    We lost the cd that came with the imac. I do have an original leopard dvd.
    When I start without the dvd I see a blue folder and a quetionmark flashing.

    when i start with the leopard dvd it starts to load and I see the panic attack screen.... and the restart your computer screen.... something like this one...

    I tried with several osx versions and the same problems occurs.
    I tried with 10.6.3, 10.6.4 and 10.6.7. My friend says I need to get the original disc that came with the imac. he thinks its the 10.6.6

    I cannot get the disk utility menu to check/repair the hd.

    Is it a driver thing? that the osx dvd that I have does not work with the imac. The imac is just a couple of months old :/

    cheers :confused:
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Apple will provide replacement restore DVDs for a nominal cost: call them.
  3. MarkH356 macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2011
    If you startup holding the "C" key down to force it to boot from the DVD, do you still get this panic screen ?
    If you have a retail version of OSX (not the Grey DVD's that come with a computer) it should boot irrespective of the computer type
  4. malimrav thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2011
    Yes I tried both dvd's.
    The purple one leopard osx and the grey one snow leopard.

    I do get the same screen only on snow leopard I see also the please restart your computer screen. :/

    I will contact apple, however is it a possibility to get a startup disk from someone who has the same computer only instead of 2,8 a 3,1 ?
    It is also a imac i5 27" but I think just a couple of months older.


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