Install disc doesnt boot, OSX partition is shot

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  1. guyducati macrumors regular

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    Well basically I tried to install Windows on Bootcamp, and long story short I have to completely reinstall OSX. When I put the Snow Leopard disc in, I try holding either Command-Option-Shift-Delete or just c, and neither methods work. It always tries to boot from the HD, in which case I just get the spinning circle for ever. Why wont it boot from the disc?!?!? I also tried plugging in an external dvd drive, and it still wont work....

    Any ideas?
     
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    What does Command-Option-Shift-Delete do?

    Try holding down the Option key at startup and select "Mac OS X Install DVD"
     
  3. guyducati thread starter macrumors regular

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    I only get one option, my hd, and it says "EFI boot"
     
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    What says "EFI boot?" Can you try resetting the PRAM by holding down the Command-Option-P-R keys at startup?
     
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    My HDD sais EFI boot. That's why I have to reinstall OSX. Ill try the PRAM reset now.
     
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    Do you have anything plugged into the computer?

    What did you do when installing Windows that made this happen? Can you boot into Windows?
     
  10. guyducati thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nothing is plugged in, and I was making the partition for windows when this started. So no I can't boot into anything. Its just a $2000 paperweight
     
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    Did any errors pop up during the making of the partition (sorry for all the questions - just trying to figure everything out)?
     
  12. guyducati thread starter macrumors regular

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    It told me there was a problem partitioning the drive, so I booted from the snow leopard install disc, opened up the disk utility, then I hit repair disk, then I exited out of the disc and that's when it wouldn't boot into osx.
     
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    Did it find/fix any errors?
     
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    Yea it found a bunch and it tried to fix them.
     
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    It seems like the hard drive may have failed. Bring it in to Apple and see what they have to say.
     
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    Yea, I'm going to. I just bought a new HDD like 4 months ago though, and I haven't had any other problems with it. I bought a really really good one.
     

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