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iMac Restore CD problems, please help.


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hello everyone, I own Macbook Pro which is my primary computer but also have a iMac G3 slot loading. I have experienced the very common Flashing Questionmark issue. And as directed I have inserted my Restore disk into the drive and started it up on that disk.

Everything works fine until I try to use the Restore Function. No matter what option I choose the "Restore" Button is not able to be selected. And when I try to switch the disk It does nothing. I have no clue what to do.

Please help me get my old baby up and running, lol.

Thankyouu!
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During restart, have you held the option key? It will bring up the Startup Manager and System folders to select.
Which OS are you using or trying to use?

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During restart, have you held the option key? It will bring up the Startup Manager and System folders to select.
Which OS are you using or trying to use?
I am using Mac OS 8.6
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I have experienced the very common Flashing Questionmark issue.
Are you speaking of the ? with the folder icon flashing?
What iMac G3 do you have? (MHz, firewire, Ram, etc...)?
Are you looking to upgrade the OS as well?

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The Hard Drive maybe crashed,Use Drive set up to see if the HD exist,if
it finds it,reformat then restore the OS.
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