Need to Start Over - Help Please

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by leftheaded, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. leftheaded macrumors member

    May 10, 2010
    I have a mac mini with bootcamp installed, and a OSX 10.6 disc. However, I cannot boot into OSX, only Win7. When I use the Alt key (no option key) my computer freezes on an all white screen - like right before it gives me the option to choose which OS to boot.

    Given that, how do I reinstall OSX?

    ps - I'm not going to lose any data. I just want to blow everything away and start over
  2. leftheaded, Nov 13, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2010

    leftheaded thread starter macrumors member

    May 10, 2010
    thank you for the quick reply and that link.

    step 2 worked for me this time - held down the Alt key BEFORE I turned the macmini power back on. if it helps anyone else...
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    It should not take longer than 10 minutes and the Alt key on a Windows keyboard is the equivalent of the Option key.

    Does that 10.6 DVD belong to that Mac mini or is it a grey Restore DVD from another Mac or is it that Upgrade DVD for 29 USD? And if it is the latter, what Mac OS X version did the Mac mini came with?

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