Need to Start Over - Help Please

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

  1. leftheaded macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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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