Mac isnt booting up after I used time machine

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 27, 2008
So I have an older iMac (5yrs old or so) with leopard.

Anyways I restarted my comp cause it was freezing up and then I kept getting the white screem and it would never boot. So I found out how to add the install disk and boot it. Then I used my time machine to reinstall. I went to bed and then this morning my computer was on a grey screen and it says "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several seconds or press the Restart button"

So I did. and it keeps coming up. Now what do I do?


macrumors 601
Jul 17, 2010
Re-install the OS from your factory restore disc. Then use Time Machine to migrate your user files. TM is not really a great OS restore "wizard".
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