Resetting 2010 Mac Pro!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by hammten, May 21, 2011.

  1. hammten macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2008

    I have a 2010 Mac Pro that has begun giving me a blue screen on some boots, so, thinking it may be due to something corrupt on the hard drive, I would like to reset. I don't have the discs anymore for the machine, so i've obtained the snow leopard 10.6.3 disc from the apple store.

    Anyways, when I attempt to boot from the disc or even a dump i made and put on a flash drive, it is getting hung up on the gray apple logo screen (with no scroll wheel on the bottom). I have used this method to reset the mac in the past, but now i'm just baffled at what is the problem.

    If anyone has any suggestions on how to reset the mac and get it to boot from the snow leopard disc, It would be MUCH appreciated!
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
  3. hammten thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2008
    sorry, I should be more clear, on some boots, it will take a long time with the spinning on the apple screen, and then it will go blue and be stuck forever until a hard reset. This never used to happen, and my research suggests it may be due to corrupt files on the hard drive, so now i wish to reset the mac pro, but cannot, and therein lies my problem.
  4. beto2k7 macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2010
  5. hammten thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2008
    aww nuts, so i'm assuming there is nothing I can do with the snow leopard 10.6.3 disc then, even if i dumped a dmg of it to my mac, I can't incorporate the update into it somehow can I?
  6. Tom Sawyer macrumors 6502a

    Tom Sawyer

    Aug 29, 2007
    Just a thought: Have you tried zapping the Pram? alt-cmd-p-r on power up, hold until you get the chime and it reboots.
  7. Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008
    I don't think so. If I were you, I would get a copy of a higher version install disc by torrent downloads. It's not illegal if you purchased a copy already.

    The reason you can't boot is because drivers for 5770 / 5870 cards did not come until 10.6.4 (or 10.6.3 + Graphics Update)

    You would probably get a higher version install disk if you asked at the apple store too.
  8. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    go to the store with you osx copy and a printout of this entire thread. I think like cindori they would give you a 10.6.4 dvd

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