Macpro2,1 stipped background can't boot

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  1. maesitos, Nov 25, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2016

    maesitos macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello:

    I inherited a Macpro2,1 without a hard drive. I installed one hard drive but I'm not able to boot from a bootable mac OS 10.7 DVD.

    This is what I see while the DVD is loading, a stripped background behind the Apple logo:

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    After a while the Macpro gets stuck in this screen:

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    If I boot the mac without a DVD, a file symbol with a question mark appears, pretty much what I'd expect considering the fact that the hard drive is empty but the stripes in the background are weird.

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    For the record: I'm hable to hear the start up chime.

    Any help on what can be failing? I've tried to run Apple Hardware Test but I can't get it to run.
     
  2. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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  3. maesitos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you think a bad video card can be the reason the installation gets stuck? or is it just the responsible for the stripes?
     
  4. Macschrauber macrumors member

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    It stucks when loading the drivers for it.

    You can try safe boot by press and hold the shift key during cold boot.
     
  5. maesitos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Nothing... it shows the question mark again :(
     
  6. Macschrauber macrumors member

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    You should get a video card, or, if you have another mac you can install a system in firewire target mode. But I doubt it will run with your broken GT7300 ? You may bake the GPU to give it a few hours...
     

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