Problems formatting iMac

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I have recently installed a none retail version of Snow Leopard found on the internet, in order to get the app store and install Lion which I have previously purchased, on a used iMac.

The OS totally screwed with my iMac and now I cannot use any of the boot keys (S,D, option etc) the only one that works is T, and all that does is show a loge from the guy that made the OS version.

Is there any other way to boot from a CD or USB, or any way to format the drive?
 

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I have recently installed a none retail version of Snow Leopard found on the internet, in order to get the app store and install Lion which I have previously purchased, on a used iMac.

This is the first problem...we DO NOT discuss illegal activity on Mac-Forums. There are no legal versions of Snow Leopard "found" on the internet.

Spend $29 bucks...and purchase yourself a legal Mac OS Snow Leopard install disk.

- Nick
 
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Yes, I have bought a legal version. And I do not wish to discuss any illegal matters.
I just wish to know if there is any way to format my iMac when the boot keys doesn't work?
 

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Reset the PRAM first, and then try again to boot from the legal disk of Snow Leopard. Also, the keyboard mapping should not be affected by the installed OS as long as you're booting from the disk.
 
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Thank you for your reply, even that didn't work, as I had to use the keyboard at startup for that. But as soon as I removed a thumb drive from the USB port it worked, so there must have been som kind of interference
 

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