Problems booting off of Tiger DVD...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by wgoodman, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. wgoodman macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2008
    In our advertising agency, one of our graphic designer's station has her Adobe Suite going corrupt every other week. When we try to reinstall the operating disc from the Tiger DVD it won't boot off of the disc. I tried to boot off of disc warrior which has worked on other stations with Tiger and it won't boot off of that disc either. We took the computer to Apple Care and within a month of getting it back it is doing the same thing.

    My theory is that the hard drive is bad and the pieces of the software is landing on the bad sector. Does anyone know if this is correct?????
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Surely you would still be able to boot of the CD if there was a problem with the HDD?
  3. wgoodman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2008
    You are correct...

    A hard drive issue would only explain the software corruction issue, not booting off of the disc problem.
  4. macz1 macrumors 6502


    Oct 28, 2007
  5. wgoodman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2008
    thanks for your reply!!!!

    Ram is a good starting point, what is the best way to test it?

    Just replace it or is there a way we can test the ram that is in there?

  6. Outsiderdude26 macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2005
    New England

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