Newbie: Can't boot to CD on Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Atomic Taco, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Atomic Taco macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2005
    I've got the original restore disc that came with my mini (1.42GHz G4) but it doesn't want to seem to read from the disc. I know the disc works; this will be the second time I've used it; same disc, same machine. The disc isn't scratched or anything.

    I plopped the CD in, and turned the unit on. Nothing, just goes to the question marked folder because I wiped the hard drive clean. So I power it off, hold down the "C" key and turn it back on. Both times the CD spins up a couple of times but goes straight to the question mark.

    Any ideas?
  2. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2006
    zap pram

    start up mini and hold p-r-option-apple

    hold down until you hear your mini chime 4 times

    then hold c key down.

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