My friends late 2009 won't boot into recovery

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  1. toasty hoodie, Sep 24, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2011

    toasty hoodie macrumors 6502

    toasty hoodie

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    His system shuts off whenever we try to boot into recovery. It's running Lion and when we try to do CMD + R, it will show the spinning gear, and then shut down.

    The system boots normally, but it's used and he wants to wipe and have a clean install

    ideas?
     
  2. session101 macrumors regular

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    have your recovery CD/flash disk and boot computer holding down the option key, then select to boot from CD/Device and start your installation

    before you install you can use disk utility to format the HD and start over Clean
     
  3. toasty hoodie thread starter macrumors 6502

    toasty hoodie

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    Yeah, that's the problem...He doesn't have the disk...Can we make one in OSX?
     

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