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 Post subject: Imac wont boot
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:29 pm 
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I have a intel imac from 2010. About a week ago the imac stopped booting osx but continued to let me use windows on a separate partition of the same hard drive. I have erased, reformatted, verified and repaired the hard drive using disk utility and reinstalled osx (10.6) the smart status is also verified.

The mac will still not boot. However if i put the imac into firewire mode my macbook will boot using the imac's hard drive. Ruling out a problem with the hard drive itself.

Also putting the macbook into firewire mode and booting the imac from the macbook's hard drive also works! So i really dont know what the problem can be?


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 Post subject: Re: Imac wont boot
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:30 am 
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What happens and how far does it get when you try to boot into OS X? You can hold down the option key on your keyboard to get a list of the bootable partitions. If OS X doesn't show up there, that partition is corrupt enough to no longer be detected as a bootable partition, so you'd need to reinstall the OS.


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