Newbie: Can't boot to CD on Mini

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

  1. Atomic Taco macrumors newbie

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    Jul 18, 2005
    #1
    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

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2006
    #2
    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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