help! i accidently deleted my hdd

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  1. qwea44, Aug 9, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2011

    qwea44 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    hi

    i have a problem guys
    i accidently deleted my entire hdd
    on the wrong way so now i can't boot my mac up
    i can only boot it up from a installation cd but then it wont install
    it says this software cannot be installed on this computer
    and the installation disc is a g5 ppc disc with 10.4.2
    and my imac came with 10.4.11
    i don't care about all the files on my maci just want to let it work again

    cheers
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    #2
    It sounds like the DVD you are trying to boot from is for a different model - the grey restore disks are model specific. Apple will provide you with replacement disks that match what the system was shipped with.
     
  3. qwea44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm so how can i get it booted up now and the grey install dvd is borrowed from a friend that has a g5 too
     
  4. qwea44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    There's your problem - those grey install DVDs are model-specific. Odds are you've got the wrong one.
     
  6. qwea44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh oke thanks but what now?
     
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Call apple support and they will send you new recovery disks for a small fee.
     
  8. qwea44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi
    i have called apple support
    they have told me that my apple care support is expired and a leopard disc will cost 100 euro's
    but i just want to boot my mac it doesnt matter which os i just want it to work
     
  9. SideStepSociety macrumors 6502

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    Then you'll have to pay the 100 euros, find the discs that came with your computer, or buy the same discs that came with your computer from somewhere.
     

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