MacBook Issue

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Coolly, May 31, 2013.

  1. Coolly macrumors newbie

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    Hi im new to the forum and to mac systems.

    I have an old macbook, its a hand-me down. I wanted to restore it to factory setup..clean hard drive etc. What I've done/happened so far:

    -Inserted the OS X Install CD
    -Chose: Install OS X & Bunddled Apps
    -Screen turned gray and a Folder w/ a ? mark starts blinking for a really long time.
    -Decided to take CD out after a while of waiting.
    -Screen stayed the same w/ the blinking folder.
    -Turned off & on the notebook, screen's still the same....

    Any help would be very much appreciated.
    As for the version of OS and whatnot..i dont remember..
     
  2. pastrychef macrumors 601

    pastrychef

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    Try holding the Option key when you power up.
     
  3. Coolly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did that but then it asked for what im guessing is a password to continue..which i dont know the password..
     
  4. pastrychef macrumors 601

    pastrychef

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    Do it with the OS X install disc in the computer. Then select the install disc when given a choice.
     

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