Mac isnt booting up after I used time machine

Discussion in 'iMac' started by, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    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?
  2. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2008
  3. derbothaus 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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