iMac won't start from CD, can't find syetm folder

Posted:
in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I have had this problem before, but I have always been able to start from the CD. I get the lovely blinking question mark over a folder (indicating it can't find the system software). I am unable to boot from a CD as well.



I'm on my school iMac (G3)/firewire, 500MHZ. The only thing I can think of is perhaps firewire target disk mode to get into the system.



Once again: Unable to disk boot...unable to CD boot!



Help?

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 2
    costiquecostique Posts: 1,084member
    If holding down 'C' does not help...

    1. hold down cmd-shift-option-backspace or

    2. reset PRAM with cmd-option-P-R
  • Reply 2 of 2
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 16,907member
    By backspace I assume you mean "delete"?



    So far, no dice. Actually, now I get the Apple Logo (gray on Gray) and no start up activity. The machine just freezes in that state.
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