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Cant Start Rev C iMac
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Nov 15, 2000, 05:43 PM
 
Whenever I go to turn it on I get a message saying to start with the extensions off. When I turn the extensions off it frezes. What can I do? Thanks in advance.



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Nov 15, 2000, 06:38 PM
 
Boot from the install CD that came with your iMac. Just in case you didn't know, this is donw by inserting the CD then starting up while holding down the "C" key on the keyboard.
     
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Nov 15, 2000, 07:22 PM
 
after doing this, you may need to restore your system...
to do this, double click the "restore" icon (i think thats what it is...)

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Nov 15, 2000, 08:28 PM
 
Originally posted by spicyjeff:
Boot from the install CD that came with your iMac. Just in case you didn't know, this is donw by inserting the CD then starting up while holding down the "C" key on the keyboard.
I did that and I got rid of all the extensions that I had installed recently. Still the same problem.



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Nov 15, 2000, 11:27 PM
 
Ok, then run the MacOS installer on the CD. Click the option button during the install to perform a clean install. Then reboot and eject the CD.
     
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Nov 16, 2000, 04:30 PM
 
If I do a clean install will anything happen to the files I have on my computer? And also will that affect Mac OS X PB?



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Nov 16, 2000, 05:06 PM
 
Nope, if you do a clean install you will get a brand-spankin new System Folder and the old one will be renamed. You will have to reinstall any extensions or control panels you added but be careful with those since that might be where your problems first arose.
     
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Nov 16, 2000, 06:20 PM
 
Thanks for your help. I did a clean install and it seems to be running great.



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