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    Strange one...
    I inherited a I have a a1174 Apple iMac "Core Duo" 2.0 20-Inch with 2 gb of ram.

    When I acquired it had only a corrupt version of Windows XP installed on it, no osx.

    In my wisdom, without a copy of osx I installed windows 7, with no history of using a mac I simply put the windows 7 disk in and it installed with no problems. It runs fine but now I have the osx disk would like to re install.
    I put the disk in an external cd drive (disks get stuck in mac!) and use control option shift delete.

    OSX reads and but brings up a no entry sign and hangs.
    Iíve tried resetting PRAM, no joy.

    I guess itís something to do with only having a windows partition on there.
    Can it be fixed?
    Any help appreciated



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    Was just about to make this post for you chris!

    best of luck

    Jack

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    i trust you have tried this Chris:

    According to Apple:

    1. Reset the NVRAM and PRAM. (Cmd+Opt+P+R during startup until the computer chimes twice).
    2. Hold the "X" key during startup. This may force the computer to start up to Mac OS X. If it does, open System Preferences and be sure that your Mac OS X System Folder is selected for startup.
    3. If the issue is fixed, stop.
    4. If not, Archive and Install.
    ref: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1892?viewlocale=en_US
    Last edited by ins1337; 05-14-2010 at 06:56 PM.

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    "No Entry" sign above gray apple when installing

    read third from bottom post on this one, you got a usb stick you can try it on?

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    Google says last resort is an 'Erase and Install Installation'. Will need to get a dvd which boots, like Johns, then follow instructions on here:

    Erase and Install of Snow Leopard - How to Perform a Clean Install of Snow Leopard OS X 10.6

    looks as if you will lose your windows stuff though unless you have it on a seperate partition / HDD

 

 

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