Imac running 10.3 cann't load from system restore dvd

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ScKaSx, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. ScKaSx macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2006
    Hi All,

    I am having major issues with my 3 year old imac. At first I noticed I was having memory problems so I backed up all my info and tried the apple hardware testing cd. On the memory test it failed and the screen turned black (whereby not finishing). I shut down the computer and tried to load from the system restore DVD but whenever I do it says that I need to restart my computer. I am however still able to logon to the computer normally, but I have the same issue if I open the dvd from my account, because once it restarts it tells me I need to restart the computer before it can load the dvd.

    What else can I do to wipe my hard drive clean and start fresh (I will resort to extreme measures if necessary)? Or does this sound like a hardware issue that I have to fix first? Thanks.

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Mate, if it failed the memory test then you'll need to get rid of the dodgy stick and possibly replace it with a new one. Yeah, it's a hardware issue.

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