Can't boot from Snow Leopard Disk and I really need too

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rxl125, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. rxl125 macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2006
    I ran verify disk, and was told I need to repair disk... I try to boot from my OSX snow leopard disk buy holding down C at reboot, but I get nothing... I hear it go to the disk, but then I just hear clicking and noise from dVD. I can boot normal, but I can't boot from safe mode or DVD? What can I do?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    What kind of Snow Leopard disc is it, and what happens when you hold "Option" on booting?
  3. rxl125 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2006
    I get a picture of a hard drive and disk if I hold down option... the snow leopard disk I used is an upgrade disk I purchased from best buy. The only thing I seem to be able to do is start up normal.. Is there anything I can run from here that can repair the disk files? I'm not good at terminal:)
  4. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Sounds like a CD or CD drive problem if it can't boot. Did you try from the option-boot screen (when you held down option, you just click on the disk or use the arrow keys to select it, then click the arrow below it)? If it won't boot, see if you can try the disk in another computer or borrow another disk to try.

  5. rxl125 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2006
    what about safe mode? I would I not be able to boot from there?
  6. torrealta macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2010
    Try disconnecting USB devices

    Disconnecting all USB devices worked for me.
  7. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Are you using a wireless keyboard, and did your Mac come with 10.6 pre-installed? If you are using a wireless keyboard, make sure you wait to hold the startup key AFTER you hear the POST chime. Depending on the manufacturing or release date of your Mac, you may not be able to boot from that upgrade disc as you call it. You would then need the gray-labeled discs the computer shipped with.

    If you can't find the appropriate disc to run Repair Disk, you can try booting to single-user (Cmd+s) then type fsck -fy at the prompt. After it finishes, type reboot to restart the computer.

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