Can't boot reinstall cd

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by NotCody, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. NotCody macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I have a mac mini I bought last year. And it keeps freezing on me upon booting up (on osx or windows xp). I called the help line the first time and they just told me to reinstall OSX, alright no big deal, it's a pain but if it works what ever. I've had to do it about 4 times now, but this time the OSX disk will not boot when I am holding down C, so I am kinda stuck here. Anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Reset your PRAM (see sig). Have the mini looked at by Apple. Repeated reinstalls are not an issue to be overlooked.
     
  3. NotCody thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, but I already tryed reseting my PRAM (shoulda said something, sorry) but it still freezes.
     
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Random question, but are you certain you have the right install DVD in the computer? It is labeled Mac OS Install DVD and not Bundled Application Install? And it is for a Mac mini not another system? If you are sure it's the right disc, bring up startup manager by holding the option key on startup, and select the install disc, and not either the Mac or Windows boot partitions.
     
  5. celticpride678

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    Try holding down the OPTION key at startup and selecting the Mac OS X Install DVD.
     
  6. NotCody thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh my god I'm a fudgin' idiot, I had the wrong install disk. Now I just need to find where I put the right one. Thanks for the help. Sorry for being s moron.
     

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