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Hi, i am trying to reinstall Maverick for my imac.

But every time i am trying to get in to the recovery mode, my Mac will just shut down or just reboots. Even when i try, to do a Internet recovery with "cmd+r" the Mac will just shut down. So there is no way, to get in to the recovery mode for me. Does anyone have a idea what i am doing wrong?
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Well, why are you trying to reinstall Mavericks?

I can hold Option and have the option to startup from my Recovery Partition. Have you tried that?

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Well i whant to reinstall, because obviously somethings not right with the system.

I can't get in to the Recovery Partition. When i click on the "Recovery Partition" it gets me to the point, where the Apple logo comes and its loading, then after a few seconds, it just shuts down the System and i have to reboot again.

I just downloaded the "OS X Recovery Disk Assistant v1.0" i made a bootable usb stick. I reboot the System and select the "Recovery Disk Assistant" but same thing, it loads and after a few seconds, it just shuts down again.
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Firstly I wanted to mention that this process is better termed...trying to boot the computer into the Recovery Partition (not "recovery mode")...since the
"Recovery Partition" can do more than just reinstall the OS.

Doing the command + r keyboard combo should get you into your computers recovery partition. One other way is to hold down the "option" key. Then you select the HD partition you want to boot into. This may or may not produce the same results as command + r...but it is something you could try.

Depending on your reasons for reinstalling Mavericks...not being able to boot the computer into the recovery partition could be something to o with the HD itself...uch as the HD is dead or dying. But like I mentioned...this depends on your reason for the reinstall.

The recovery partition is a pretty "robust" area/partition. So it's usually an area that is pretty hard to mess up (not much you can do there to mess things up). If you cannot boot into the recovery partition properly...it may be a sign that the HD is messed up/not very "healthy".

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Well i whant to reinstall, because obviously somethings not right with the system.
This is really not providing us with much info to go on. What you say is "obvious"...is not obvious to us...because we cannot see what your computer is doing over the internet.

You need you to describe to us what "obvious" things your computer is or is not doing...so we can better help you determine what's wrong...and if reinstalling Mavericks via the recovery partition will even help solve the problems.

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Try "Option + R" or "Control + R" to get to Internet Recovery.

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Well i testet my HD with Smart Utility and it says my HD is just fine.
Otherwise my system seems to be running fine, so i don't think ist a HD problem.

Could it be a Virus, Malware etc. ?
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Try "Option + R" or "Control + R" to get to Internet Recovery.
I tried that as well, same thing.
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Well i whant to reinstall, because obviously somethings not right with the system.

I can't get in to the Recovery Partition.
I think you more or less answered your own question with the first statement above. There is likely something very wrong if you can't boot to the Recovery Partition. Like Nick stated, it could be a bad hard drive or it could even be corruption. And no, it isn't a virus or malware.

Do you have an install disk to your Mac from a previous version of OS X? If not, you may have to erase the hard drive, reinstall Mavericks and hope the hard drive is OK.
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I think you more or less answered your own question with the first statement above. There is likely something very wrong if you can't boot to the Recovery Partition. Like Nick stated, it could be a bad hard drive or it could even be corruption.

Do you have an install disk to your Mac from a previous version of OS X? If you do, boot with it and verify the hard drive. If not, you may have to erase the hard drive, reinstall Mavericks and hope the hard drive is OK.
No i don't have a install Disk, i bought the Mac with Lion on it. But I made partition with Maverick.dmg on my HD. I did this before and it worked, but now i just can't get in to the Recovery Partition.
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No i don't have a install Disk, i bought the Mac with Lion on it. But I made partition with Maverick.dmg on my HD. I did this before and it worked, but now i just can't get in to the Recovery Partition.
OK, let's see if we can follow you here.... Your Mac came pre-installed with Lion. Did you download and install Mavericks from the Mac App Store? Mavericks is only available from Apple and does not come or download as a .dmg. So where did you get Mavericks from?
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Yes that is correct, i downloaded Maverick from the Store. Would it help, if i just reinstalled the maverick.dmg, that i downloaded from the store?
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Mavericks is only available from Apple and does not come or download as a .dmg. So where did you get Mavericks from?
Well it is called InstallESD.dmg and it is in the SharedSupport folder. But it is from the Maverick download.
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Well i testet my HD with Smart Utility and it says my HD is just fine.
Otherwise my system seems to be running fine, so i don't think ist a HD problem.

Could it be a Virus, Malware etc. ?
In your 2nd post above you said that "Well i whant to reinstall, because obviously somethings not right with the system."

You still haven't told us what's obvisously not right with the system...what is going on??

Testing the HD with "Smart Utility"...and finding out that the HD is just fine...is telling me there is NOT a problem. AND you said above..."otherwise my system seems to be running fine"

I'm not hearing/seeing anything unusual or negative in your posts regarding what's "obviously not right with the system".

So I personally do not understand why you are trying to reinstall Mavericks??? Confused. Be specific...what is obviously not right?

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OK, just wanted to be sure you had the right download. You can re-download and install Mavericks again if you choose to do so. Just access the Mac App store and select Purchased. You should see Mavericks available for download again.
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