Thread: imac wont boot!
07-23-2012, 07:38 PM #1
imac wont boot!
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- Jul 23, 2012
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?
07-23-2012, 10:54 PM #2
That is extremely odd. My only real suggestion right now is to try resetting the PRAM. It stores a number of settings, including some related to the startup disk.
Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM
Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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