** UPDATE ** SOLVED ** First I want to thank Weaselboy for all the help he had given me, I wouldn't have been able to do it without you. I now have a fresh install of Lion on my iMac (soon to be Mavericks as soon as I get the Mavericks USB I bought from Amazon). My AppleID now has Lion, Yosemite and El Capitan. I sure wish I could have added Mavericks to my account. Anyway here is how I fixed it. Since it was a brand new SSD without a recovery partition and my iMac is too old for internet recovery I had to have an actual copy of OS X. At the time the only version of OS X I had in my account was Yosemite and I couldn't download it on my wife's 2007 Mac Mini since it could only go to Lion. I wound up making a Lion recovery USB and attempted to install it on my iMac but since I didn't have Lion in my AppleID it wouldn't let me do it. I had to purchase Lion on my account and wait 24 hours for it to be added. Once it was I installed it easily! I am typing this on my system now! Before I put in my new SSD in my 2008 20" iMac I was able to get into internet recovery. After installing it I can't get it to get into internet recovery or boot from USB. When trying to get to internet recovery it never gets to the menu, right after the apple symbol it displays a filet with a question mark in it and it blinks. If I try to boot from USB it lists it add EFI BOOT and when I select it I get the blinking folder again. What can I check for?