Imac won't boot up after restoring from Time Machine Backup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Neous, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Neous macrumors member

    Neous

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    #1
    I just got an imac and use the option to restore from my MacBookPro Time machine Backup.
    When I restart the machine after the restoration, it won't boot pass the grey apple logo

    any ideas why i'm not able to boot up from my restored high drive
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    How, exactly, did you restore your data from TM? If you restored data files and applications only (i.e. not system files, by using Migration Assistant, which does this for you) the problem you're having should not happen. On the other hand, if you restored the System folder from the MacBook too, overwriting the one there... I'm not at all surprised that your Mac no longer boots. Mac OS X installs only the files needed by a specific Mac, even if the disc contains files for every Mac.
     
  3. Neous thread starter macrumors member

    Neous

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    Thanks
    Problem solved, I had to reinstall OSX, now I'm able to boot up my machine and access all my stuff from the MBP on the imac
    now i need to set up my network
     

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