Having trouble reinstalling OS X on my 10.3.9 iMac.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jarrod2415, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. jarrod2415 macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2008
    This computer is super slow and I'm trying to speed it up, so I want to reinstall OS X. I've tried many different things with the install disk. The stupid thing doesn't even work half the time. I tried it the first time and the screen turned gray with a broken in half Mac symbol in the middle with an old version of the spinning beach ball in the corner. I couldn't move it. Sometimes the disk thing comes back out, as if the disk is scratched. It isn't. I just can't get it to work. Yes, I tried restarting and holding c, as well as making the disk the start-up thing. How can I do this?
  2. hughvane macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    Which disk color, which model of iMac? You will need either that iMac-specific restore Disk 1 (grey), or a full retail Panther Install disk 1 (black).

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