iMac 20" crash due to windows

Discussion in 'iMac' started by eliotschreiner, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. eliotschreiner macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
    I was playing a game on my 20" Aluminum iMac (first gen) in windows vista, and it bluescreened and crashed. I shut it down, booted it up again, and it won't work.

    When it starts up, it makes the tone sound, but is black at first. Then the screen turns on grey, and after a few minutes of waiting a gray folder with a question mark on it is blinking. I've tried rebooting several times only for the same thing to happen.

    How can I resolve this?
  2. js81 macrumors 65816


    Dec 31, 2008
    Doesn't sound like it is "due to Windows." Rather, it sounds like your hard drive may have crashed. Try to boot off your OS X CD and see what happens. Also, if you have an external, boot from your CD and try to install OS X to the external HD.

    Regardless, it sounds like hardware failure, so Windows (even Vista) dodges the bullet here.
  3. eliotschreiner thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
    how do I boot from the dvd? Is there I key that I have to hold down during startup?

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