Help, can not boot from DVD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mikeg135, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. mikeg135 macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    well this is an ongoing saga with my iMac. looks like my third hard drive has gone south after 4 years. All Seagate Barracuda drives.

    but now I can not even boot from the the snow leopard dvd to at least run the disk utility. I tried the following:

    holding down 'c' and nothing
    hold down options and I get the mouse cursor but nothing else.

    any suggestions?
  2. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    i say it diplomatic , that is what seagate are best in and well known for ....
    there are other manufacturers out there more known for reliability then for cheap per GB ....Western Digital, hitachi, samsung

    and yes ibm sold their harddrive division to hitachi which turned around the best known for failing ibm deskstar(deathstar :D) . into hitachi deskstar's to one of the most reliable and very quiet harddrives
    but that left a gap in the market for the least reliable drives formerly occupied by ibm and seagate was happy to fill that gap

    western digitals had since i can remember only be known for good quality drives so did samsung , their spinpoints are one of the most quiet drives too
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008

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